Derby Confirm Savage Interest
Derby County manager Paul Jewell has confirmed his interest in signing Robbie Savage.
Sunderland appeared to be leading the way in the chase to sign the 33-year-old former Welsh International, but they could not match our asking price (understood to be around £2 million) so this has left the door open for Derby, Wigan Athletic and Fulham, and Jewell (who has had tried to sign Savage when he was the manager at Wigan last season) has admitted his interest in Sav.
Jewell told the Northern Echo: "I'd like to have Robbie, and I've spoken to Blackburn, but whether we can do something is out of my hands. We've not yet agreed a fee, so it's up to the chairman if we can do a deal because it's also quite an expensive one for us.
"But Robbie is a player I like, and I am interested in. I'd like to bring someone of his character to Derby.
"I know people do look at his character, but he is a better player than those people give him credit for."
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