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Craig Bryson could exit Derby County for less than £1 million

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 02, 2014

DELS20140322A-052_C.JPG Picture: Lucy Shaw.Derby County v Nottingham Forest 5-0.Picture shows Craig Bryson celebrating after scoring the penalty for Derby County

DELS20140322A-052_C.JPG Picture: Lucy Shaw.Derby County v Nottingham Forest 5-0.Picture shows Craig Bryson celebrating after scoring the penalty for Derby County

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UNCERTAINTY over the future of player of the year Craig Bryson at Derby County rumbles on.

Newly promoted Burnley want to sign the midfielder and now Queen’s Park Rangers have entered the bidding, according to reports.

Derby rejected a £750,000 bid from Burnley last week and said they were in discussions with the player over a new contract, although it has gone quiet on that front.

Burnley, it appears, believe they can prise Bryson away for £750,000 due to a clause in his contract – as reported yesterday in the Lancashire Telegraph.

The article said: “It is understood there is nothing in Bryson’s existing terms to say that a bidding club need to pay more than £750,000 and the only reason for Burnley to increase their offer is if a rival bid was made.”

Derby declined to comment.

The club has said it will not be drawn on individuals’ contracts or clauses within contracts, although it was suggested last week that the £750,000 clause only permitted interested clubs to talk to Bryson.

Bryson is training with the rest of the squad but the saga has left supporters concerned they could lose the Scottish international cheaply.

He has two years to run on his contract which he signed in May last year.

QPR beat Derby in the Championship play-off final at Wembley and they are looking to bolster their squad for the Premier League and are being linked with Bryson, who hit 16 goals last season.

Meanwhile, Will Hughes has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract.

The 19-year-old’s deal had two years to run. Now he has signed until 2018.

Jeff Hendrick signed a new four-year deal last week.

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