Derby County manager Frank Lampard admits he faces competition to land Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie.

The Scotland internationalist travelled to Derby last Thursday for talks ahead of his expected departure from the Dons when his contract expires this summer.

The 27-year-old, who was suspended for Sunday’s 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic, was also pictured being show around Pride Park.

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However, with Rangers, Celtic, Bristol City and Sheffield United also having been linked with the midfielder, former England and Chelsea playmaker Lampard insists Shinnie will not be short of offers.

Lampard said: “We have spoken to Graeme Shinnie.

“I actually get on very well with Derek McInnes, the manager at Aberdeen, so he is very aware of it.

“Graeme Shinnie has options, and I think we are an option hence why he was here.

“It is not done yet, so we have to wait and see but he is a player we are interested in, yes.”

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