Robert Huth quashes Derby County speculation and makes emphatic announcement

General view of the stadium prior  the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on October 05, 2013 in Derby, England.

The former Leicester City defender was rumoured to be joining Derby County.

Roberth Huth during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on April 05 , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The former Leicester City centre-back, Robert Huth, will not be joining Derby County.

It follows Twitter speculation that Huth was set to sign an 18-month contract with Derby, who are managed by his former Chelsea teammate, Frank Lampard.

 

Lampard is understood to be in the market for a new central defender after Curtis Davies suffered an injury earlier in the season.

But Huth has insisted it will not be he who fills the void.

Posting on Twitter earlier on Friday, the German wrote:

Huth was a regular in the Leicester side crowned champions of England in 2016, but was released at the end of last season after an injury-hit campaign.

The 34-year-old also appeared for Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Stoke City during a 16-year playing career, in which he won 19 caps for his country.

Robert Huth of Leicester City leads the players and staff on a lap of honour after the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on May 21,...

With a deal for the former Leicester man seemingly off the table, who should Derby target instead?

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