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Motherwell striker Porter eyed by Rams


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DERBY County are believed to be eyeing Motherwell striker Chris Porter.

The 25-year-old was thought to be on his way for a medical with Cardiff City yesterday after the Bluebirds had a £400,000 bid for the player accepted.

But now Porter is said to be considering other options and one of those could be a move to Derby.

It would not be a surprise to see manager Nigel Clough try to boost his attacking options before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Monday. The deadline has been extended because of the weekend.

Derby are short of goals – they have failed to score in their last four Championship matches – and have slipped into the bottom three.

Porter has netted nine goals in 21 starts this season for Motherwell, who are seventh in the Scottish Premier League.

The 6ft 1in Wigan-born forward has hit 27 goals in 65 games in his career at Fir Park since signing in July, 2007, from Oldham Athletic, where he scored 31 times in 75 games.

His current deal with Motherwell expires in the summer and manager Mark McGhee has decided to cash in on the player, who has also been linked with Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Hearts.

"At this moment in time, Chris Porter hasn't made a decision," said McGhee.

"We've accepted an offer from Cardiff and have handed it over to Porter, who is away speaking with family and whoever else he speaks to, and he will make a decision as to whether he thinks it's the right thing for him.

"It's not a case of preferring to cash in. It's a case of necessity.

"The reality is that is what our club does. We produce players that we sell and that's how the club continues and finances itself, by a combination of the gate money, TV money and the sale of an occasional player."


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