Barker in Rams talks

Defender in talks over new deal

Barker: Contract talks

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Skysports.com understands Derby are in talks with Shaun Barker over a new deal at Pride Park.

SKY SPORTS ON SKY There's more live football on Sky Sports than ever before, including the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, England away Euro 2012 qualifiers and La Liga. With four live Sky Sports channels, as well as Sky Sports News, you'll never miss a moment on Sky. Click here for more.

Barker has established himself as a key member of the Derby side since his arrival from Blackpool in the summer of 2009.

The classy central defender has made more than 50 appearances for the Rams and the club are keen to reward his progress with a contract extension.

Barker's current deal expires in 2012 and Derby are hoping to tie him down a long-term contract to ward off potential suitors.

The 28-year-old has been instrumental in Derby's success this season and they see him as an important part of their plans for the future.