Skysports.com understands Derby are trying to sign former goalkeeper Lee Grant on loan from Burnley to fill the void left by Stephen Bywater's injury.
The Rams are searching for a new keeper on loan after losing No.1 Bywater for a month with a wrist problem and they have made enquiries about Grant.
Grant's agent, Gino Culbertson, has confirmed to skysports.com that Derby have making great efforts to do a deal to bring the keeper in on loan.
Grant has found himself playing second fiddle to Brian Jensen this season following his arrival from Sheffield Wednesday over the summer and he is believed to be keen on a loan move in search of regular first-team football.
The 27-year-old has found it frustrating to be sat on the bench having missed only one league game in the last three seasons
Grant is believed to be interested in a return to Pride Park after starting his career at Derby and spending seven seasons at the club and he is hoping a deal can be reached.
However, the deal hinges on Burnley being able to bring in suitable cover for Brian Jensen if they are to allow Grant to go out loan.
If Burnley fail to bring in a replacement for Grant, Derby could be forced to switch their attentions elsewhere with Blackburn youngster Frank Fielding thought to be a target.