Derby are close to signing Manchester United midfielder David Jones on loan until January with a view to a permanent transfer.
The Rams have confirmed that a fee, reported to be £1million, has been agreed for the 22-year-old.
Now manager Billy Davies plans to discuss personal terms with the player who has so far made four first-team appearances for United, two of which have come in Carling Cup ties this season.
Jones scored three goals in 25 appearances while on loan at Preston last season - where he played under Davies - before spending five months with Dutch side NEC Nijmegen where he played on the left side of a three-man midfield.
Jones also has one England Under-21 cap to his credit and could be signed in time to feature against Luton at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.