Saints to tempt Rams
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Saints had inquired about the former Manchester United player's availability earlier in the week with an offer of £700,000, now Strachan is ready to test Derby's resolve with an increased bid of £1 million.
Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe said: "We have not ruled out going back with another bid and expect to do so in the next few days."
However, the cash strapped Rams hope to at least recoup most of the £2 million they paid Manchester United for him in July 2000 and will most likely reject any bid that falls short of their valuation of the player.