The winger was left out of the squad to face Charlton Athletic last night, with manager Dougie Freedman telling BBC Radio Nottingham after the game this was because Antonio lacked the necessary focus.
This was after discussions between himself and the player after Forest turned down a bid for his services earlier in the week.
no body is bigger than the club we are Nottingham Forest #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) August 18, 2015
Fawaz was then asked directly by a supporter if Antonio would be leaving for Derby, to which he responded with certainty that he would not sanction such a deal.
Manager Dougie Freedman was very matter of fact after the game, explaining what had happened, but would not be drawn on what will happen between now and the end of the transfer window.
Whether Antonio has a future at Nottingham Forest is unclear, but Al-Hasawi will surely have no option but to stick to his guns regarding a non-sale to bitter East Midlands rivals Derby County.