Paul Clement reveals an interesting plan to sign players from big clubs

Paul Clement says that he wants to make use of his contacts at Chelsea, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid to Derby County’s advantage.

Derby County head coach Paul Clement has told The Derby Telegraph that he will be looking to use some of his high-profile contacts in the summer transfer window.

Clement was appointed the Derby boss earlier this month following the dismissal of Steve McClaren at the end of the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

The Englishman will be looking to sign some good players this summer in order to reinforce his squad and challenge for a top-two finish in the Championship next season.

Having worked at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid as a first-team coach in his career, Clement plans to use those contacts in order to bring in some players.

“I have managed to maintain good relationships with the people I worked with at Chelsea, PSG and also Real Madrid," the 43-year-old told The Derby Telegraph.

"There are also people I worked with at those clubs who have gone on to work at other clubs – Brendan Rodgers, for example.

"I worked with him very closely at Chelsea, and now he is at Liverpool. Hopefully, I will be able to use those links and relationships to Derby's advantage.”

Clement’s comments should excite Derby fans, as the Championship club will be able to bring in some very good players if the Englishman’s plans work out.

The likes of Liverpool, Madrid and PSG have some talented young players who could be sent out on loan at the iPro Stadium.

Such signings could be risky, but Clement will have worked with some of these players and he will know what to expect of them.

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