Strachan in renewed Rams raid
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Derby were reported to have turned down an initial bid of £700,000 from Gordon Strachan last week, but the Saints' chief is now ready to return with an improved offer.
The cash-strapped Rams are keen to recoup as much of the £2 million they paid Manchester United for Higginbotham two years ago, but will be forced to accept a reasonable offer for their current Player of the Year.
Southampton will now up their bid to £1.2 million for the left-sided stopper, which should meet John Gregory's asking price.