League One side Derby County have identified Swansea City striker Kyle Joseph as their next transfer target, according to this morning’s update from Alan Nixon.

The 20-year-old is currently on the fringes of the Swans’ first team with Joel Piroe and Michael Obafemi clearly ahead of him in the pecking order at this stage and therefore, his playing time looks set to be limited unless injuries occur.

It is now believed Joseph as well as fellow striker Liam Cullen are being prepared to let go by the Swans as they look to make further space in the squad.

Derby, who started their League One campaign yesterday with a 1-0 win over Oxford United at Pride Park are keen on signing Joseph this summer. This is despite the fact that Liam Rosenior already has Tom Barkhuizen, James Collins, David McGoldrick, and Jack Stretton to call upon.

The Rams aren’t likely to be splashing the cash, so they could potentially be aiming for a loan deal at this stage with the East Midlands side having four more loan spots to fill in their matchday squad.

However, according to this latest update Derby aren’t the only club interested in the 20-year-old, with other EFL sides reportedly weighing up an approach as well.

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