Skysports.com understands Derby are lining up a move for Accrington hot-shot Michael Symes.
Symes has been attracting the interest of a host of clubs higher up the football pyramid after an impressive season at Accrington.
The former Everton youngster has netted 13 goals so far this season and Accrington are facing a fight to keep hold of the 26-year-old.
Derby are keen to bolster their attacking options and they are believed to have watched Symes in action this season.
The Rams could firm up their interest with a bid in the transfer window, with Accrington unlikely to be able to reject a sizeable offer.