Derby County close in on Wayne Rooney signing

Derby County are a best-priced 5-1 to gain promotion from the Sky Bet Championship after rumours emerged they are closing in on a deal to bring Wayne Rooney to the club as player-coach.

The DC United forward is 1-16 to join the Rams, who opened their league account with a 2-1 win away to Huddersfield Town on Monday night.

Crystal Palace have signed free agent and former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on a two-year deal but key forward Wilfried Zaha could be edging closer to a move away from Selhurst Park.

Sky Bet rate the Ivorian 1-2 to sign for free-spending Everton before September 3 after reports suggested the Toffees are plotting a £100-million package deal involving Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy moving in the other direction.

Everton have already captured Mainz defensive midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Juventus starlet Moise Kean in the last week and are a best-priced 4-1 to break into the top six this campaign.

Liverpool's Under-21s are set to play their first ever EFL trophy match when they take on Oldham and there could be a run out for highly-rated midfielder Ovie Ejaria, who has impressed in loan spells at Sunderland, Rangers and Reading.



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