Report: Derby County close to deal for Leicester City striker Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence the manager of Leicester City during the pre season friendly match between Mansfield Town and Leicester City at the One Call Stadium on July 25, 2015
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Derby County are close to agreeing a deal with Leicester City to sign 23-year-old striker Tom Lawrence, according to reports.

Derby County have edged closer to agreeing a deal with Leicester City for striker Tom Lawrence, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has been on the radar of a number of sides this summer after scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances on loan at Ipswich Town last season.

Derby reportedly saw a bid of £7m rejected by the Foxes earlier in August, but according to Sky Sports News, a similar offer has now been accepted by Leicester.

The report goes on to claim that Derby also have other strikers on their target list, butthat there are still a number of hurdles to cross before any deal can be completed.

Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion have also been credited with an interest in Lawrence, who is now into the last 12 months of his King Power Stadium deal.

Tom Lawrence the manager of Leicester City during the pre season friendly match between Mansfield Town and Leicester City at the One Call Stadium on July 25, 2015
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