Derby leading Russell race

Dundee United are close to agreeing a fee with Derby County for the sale of Johnny Russell and they hope the deal will reach a 'speedy conclusion'.

Last Updated: 06/06/13 at 10:55 Post Comment

Johnny Russell: Dundee United are prepared to sell the striker this summer

Johnny Russell: Dundee United are prepared to sell the striker this summer

The Tannadice club have already revealed they are ready to sell Russell and they are considering a move to bring back David Goodwillie from Blackburn Rovers as a replacement.

Celtic and Italian side Catania have been linked with Russell as a result but Championship side Derby appear to be leading the race.

United boss Jackie McNamara said in the Daily Record: "I think the club are getting closer to agreeing a fee with Derby for Johnny.

"If they agree, it will then be down to the player. There's been a lot of speculation and I think it would be good if it were to be brought to a speedy conclusion."

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