Rams reject Saints' Higginbotham bid
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The undisclosed bid for the former Manchester United star was flatly rejected by the Derby board who value the player a lot higher than The Saints' offer.
Southampton made their move for Higginbotham when the transfer window re-opened last week as Saints boss Gordon Strachan tries to consolidate the club's superb start to the season.
Rams chairman Lionel Pickering said: "Danny is our Player of the Year and Southampton's offer falls well short of our valuation."
The 24-year-old's future at Pride Park is uncertain due to the financial situation at the club with The Rams willing to listen to offers for their top stars.
Higginbotham has been a major success at Derby since joining from Manchester United in July 2000 and his performances have attracted the interest of a host of clubs.