Paul Clement rules out any more Derby County transfers

Derby County had been linked with Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

Derby County boss Paul Clement has seemingly ruled out a move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, with his comments in the Daily Mirror.

The Daily Mail had suggested that Derby were set to make an audacious loan bid for the attacking midfielder last night.

However, Clement says that Derby are not looking to make any more additions in the January transfer window, after wrapping up deals for Abdoul Camara and Nick Blackman.

“I am pretty sure that will be the case now but the situation can change very quickly if you have an injury in a certain position," he said. 

“We know very clearly where we are strong and where we have got slightly less cover, and were we to pick up a serious injury that is going to take more than a week or two weeks to recover from it might be that we have to do something.

“But I think at this point I am very happy with what we have brought in.”

Derby’s additions of Camara and Blackman have further strengthened an attacking line up which was already packed with quality.

The Rams now have strength in depth in every position of their side, and they appear to be one of the leading contenders to achieve promotion this season.

Grealish’s addition would have provided Clement’s men with even more creative spark, but it would also have given their squad a rather bloated feel.

Derby are currently occupying second spot, and they have lost two of their last 20 matches - putting them in a strong position to achieve promotion.

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