BORDEAUX CONFIRM GRENET TALKS
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sources in France said on Wednesday that Grenet was set for talks with Derby, only for The Rams to deny this, however it now seems that the right back will miss Bordeaux's Uefa Cup game with Standard Liege on Thursday evening in order to meet the with the Premiership club.
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud confirmed that talks between the two clubs are underway.
"We are talking about an eventual transfer in the future," said Triaud, when asked about Derby's interest. "At present nothing is decided, although we could soon reach an agreement."
Derby also made a bid for Milan's Alessandro Costacurta as Todd looks to bolster their squad.
Grenet is unlikely to be involved in this Saturday's Premiership game with Middlesbrough, but could join the following week.
The Frenchman has previously held talks with Boro over a move to Teesside and looked to be joining in a £2.5 million deal, before Bordeaux asked for £1 million more which Middlesbrough refused to pay.
Sunderland also showed an interest, but now it seems Derby will plunder the French market again after landing Lucioan Zavagno from Troyes and PSG's Pierre Ducrocq earlier this month.