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Derby County are considering bids received from Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers for their centre forward Chris Martin, according to reports this afternoon.

Wolves have previously had a bid of £5m rejected for the Scottish international and both offers are believed to be higher than that figure. Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has made the recruitment of further forward options his highest priority in the closing days of the transfer window, even though his side have finished August unbeaten after the summer departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele. The Serbian believes that Fulham will need more strength in depth than just Cauley Woodrow and Matt Smith up front if they are to sustain their impressive start to the season.

Martin, 27, appears to be at the top of Fulham’s target list but they will face stiff competition from Wolves, now owned by the Chinese investment company Fosun, for his services. The former Norwich City striker has scored 53 goals in 117 appearances for the Rams and passed 20 goals in both of his past two seasons with the club. Derby have yet to inform either interested party of their response to the two bids submitted with the transfer window closing on Wednesday.