It has been no secret that former Rams centre back, Jason Shackell has been chased since last season ended.
Derby County's patience and possibly bank balance is nearing it limit in the chase for the 31 year-old defender. A new bid, rumoured to be in the region of £3m has been rejected today by Burnley.
Maybe now is the time to change course and look at other talented centre backs, or maybe even a season long loan to make sure the Rams don't have the defensive frailties they saw at the end of last season.
I am sure we haven't heared the last of this saga.