"We've agreed a fee" - Wayne Rooney confirms Derby County have accepted bid for defender from Premier League club amid Chelsea links


Wayne Rooney has confirmed that Derby County have accepted an offer for left-back Dylan Williams from a Premier League club believed to be Chelsea. Chelsea have been linked with a move for Derby defender Williams in recent days. It has now emerged that an unnamed Premier League club have had a bid accepted for the 18-year-old.

Derby manager Rooney has revealed that the Rams are finalizing a deal with a top-flight side for Williams. The Englishman explained he could not deny the teenager the opportunity to move to the Premier League. He told a press conference :

"We have agreed a fee with a Premier League club, still getting finalised as we speak, for Dylan Williams. It is one where I felt I couldn't deny him the opportuinity, so that is my decision, not an administrator's decision.

"I t was my decision after speaking to the player, I felt I couldn't deny a young lad an opportunity of going to play in the Premier League."

While Rooney did not reveal the identity of the club in question, Chelsea are the ones believed to be working on a deal for Williams. The Blues have agreed a fee with Derby, but the transfer is not yet considered done, according to Sky Sports .

Rooney also conceded that he is in the dark over the finer details of the transfer. He claimed he was not aware of how much the Premier League club agreed to pay Derby for Williams. He said:

"I actually don't know what the fee is, that has been agreed between the other club and the administrators. I took control of it and said I wanted to speak to the player and see what his feelings are, and it is a massive opportunity for the player, which I understand. Hence the fact I was happy for him to leave the club for a new venture somewhere else."

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