Skysports.com understands Derby have won the race to sign Blackpool defender Shaun Barker.
Derby are believed to have beaten arch-rivals Nottingham Forest to Barker's signature.
The Rams have been chasing the versatile defender all summer and they finally agreed a fee with Blackpool for Barker earlier this week.
Barker is thought to have travelled for talks with Derby on Wednesday and he is expected to sign a four-year deal at Pride Park.
The news is a massive boost for Nigel Clough ahead of the new season as he had made Barker his top target.