Port Vale want to sign Callum Guy on loan after an impressive loan spell but it appears that Derby County want to keep him around a little longer.
The controversial chairman has backed his managers regularly at Derby County, but not every signing has come off as hoped.
The England U21 international was a near ever-present for Derby this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions.
The former Birmingham City and Burton Albion manager is set rebuild at Pride Park this summer.
The former Leicester City and Hull City manager was sacked by Derby after just four months in charge.
The Rams head honcho begrudgingly sanctioned the move to let the Scotland international depart for Fulham on loan.
Leeds United and Derby County are set to meet just as the season begins the reach the business end.
The Rams chairman suspended and then sacked Pearson after a falling-out and subsequent investigation.
Pearson and Derby finally parted ways on Saturday.
Derby County are reportedly set to interview managerial candidates this week.