Skysports.com understands Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth are chasing wantaway Derby defender Dean Leacock.
Leacock is thought to be keen on a move away from Pride Park after finding himself out of favour under Nigel Clough.
The 27-year-old failed to feature for Derby since January and it appears he does not figure in Clough's long-term plans
Derby are willing to offload the former Fulham man and are open to offers for the player.
The news has alerted Championship rivals Forest and Portsmouth as they are both keen to bolster their defensive options this summer.