Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is demanding they move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
What’s more, the Frenchman sees his countryman arriving as a direct replacement for Casemiro, who he isn’t convinced by.
That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.
“Zidane does not want Casemiro, although he was key in the revival of Zidane’s first Madrid,” Inda declared.
“He wants to sign Kanté.”
Kante penned a new deal with Chelsea earlier this season to 2023.
Derby have a clear issue with inconsistency. They haven’t won consecutive league games over the course of the post-Forest lull, and the goals have dried up too. Having scored four goals in their last seven matches, only Middlesbrough and Bristol City have scored fewer times in the Championship’s top 14. Those two have conceded 13 and six goals fewer than Derby respectively.
Perhaps most worrying is Lampard’s tinkering with the team and shape to great effect. He changed to a 3-5-2 formation for the 1-0 home defeat to struggling Millwall, picked Andy King and Bradley Johnson as a central midfield pairing for the draw against Ipswich and then selected a remarkably cavalier starting XI at Villa Park and lost 4-0. In between those three matches, they were defeated by Forest.