Report: Derby County's reconsidering £1m deal for Callum O'Dowda, Birmingham make enquiry

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Derby County's move for Callum O'Dowda has reportedly been held up over his wage demands.

According to the Daily Mail, Derby County are reconsidering a deal for Oxford United winger Callum O'Dowda, which may allow Birmingham City into the mix.

The Rams have already snapped up the likes of Abdoul Camara and Nick Blackman during this month's transfer window, but manager Paul Clement may be keen on some more deals yet.

With some talented youngsters such as Farrend Rawson, Jamie Hanson, Alefe Santos and Mason Bennett, giving the Rams some clear plans for the future - but another deal for a youngster could be in the offing.

The Daily Mail report that the Rams have been in talks over a £1m deal for Oxford United winger Callum O'Dowda, who has come up through the ranks with the club since the age of nine.

The 20-year-old wide man has impressed under Michael Appleton, and whilst Kemar Roofe has been receiving most of the plaudits, O'Dowda has also attracted attention.

However, whilst a move to the iPro Stadium looked to be close, the Daily Mail report that Derby are now considering moving away from the transfer due to O'Dowda's wage demands.

It's stated that O'Dowda wants £10,000-a-week, and Derby are now reconsidering their deal for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 wide man - whilst it's also suggested that Championship rivals Birmingham City have made an enquiry, who may have money to spend on a winger after selling Demarai Gray to Leicester City.

Whether it's Derby or Birmingham, O'Dowda appears to have a future at a much higher level than League Two, but his wage demands appear to be halting his move to the Championship.

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