According to Mike McGrath of The Sun, Derby County could agree a deal with Manchester United for defender Demetri Mitchell. The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Scottish side Hearts, is unlikely to feature in the first-team this coming campaign and could be available on a temporary or permanent basis.
New Derby manager Frank Lampard is keen to bring Mitchell to Pride Park as he builds a squad capable of challenging for the Championship playoffs in 2018/19. The left-back has risen from the youth ranks to the fringes of the first-team, featuring once for the senior squad after more than 30 games with the u18s and u23s, but his long-term future is uncertain.
With Ashley Young and Luke Shaw ahead of him in the pecking order, coupled with his lack of first-team appearances in recent years, Mitchell may have to leave permanently to get regular competitive football. He could be open to a move to Derby this summer as a result. The report states Lampard could agree a £500k deal to bring Mitchell to the club, with United unlikely to fight to keep a player they have seldom used in the senior squad.