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Derby could end Lukas chase

Sky Sports understands Derby are ready to pull out of the race to sign Lukas Jutkiewicz due to Middlesbrough's demands for the player.

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Lukas Jutkiewicz: Target for Derby County

Lukas Jutkiewicz: Target for Derby County

Derby have been leading the race to sign the 25-year-old front man as Steve McClaren looks to beat several Championship rivals to the striker's signature.

The likes of Burnley, Wigan, Wolves and Bolton, where Jutkiewicz had a successful spell on loan last season, are all thought to have expressed an interest, but Derby were keen to bring in the striker as they look to build a squad capable of winning promotion next season.

Jutkiewicz spent the second half of last season on loan at Bolton and impressed at the Reebok Stadium, scoring seven goals for the Trotters.

Jutkiewicz appears to not figure in Middlesbrough's future plans, with the former Everton man forced to go out on loan to Bolton in search of regular first-team football.

Middlesbrough signed Jutkiewicz from Coventry in January 2012 for a fee of £1.3million and it is understood they are now demanding a figure higher than then paid for him to sanction his departure even though he is not in their long-term plans.

The price-tag has dismayed Derby who were hoping to conclude a deal quickly in a bid to fend off rival interest in Jutkiewicz and are now ready to withdraw their interest in the player.

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