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Derby County respond to Manchester City transfer approach

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Manchester City have had a permanent move blocked by Derby County for Scott Carson, according to the Daily Mail.

Carson has spent the last two seasons on loan at City, providing invaluable experience behind-the-scenes.

The 35-year-old is yet to make an appearance for City, but Pep Guardiola has praised his attitude and influence off the pitch.

Guardiola has also insisted that he wants to keep Carson on a permanent basis, with the Daily Mail reporting that the club are ready to offer him an 18-month deal.

But Derby are currently in a really desperate position off the pitch, and have been unable to pay players’ wages of late as they look for their takeover to be completed.

The Daily Mail claim that Derby have blocked Manchester City’s move to take Carson to the Etihad permanent, which has angered the Premier League club.

City are believed to pay Derby £500,000 in instalments twice a year, which covers the loan fee as well as Carson’s wages.

The funds are needed this month to pay for Derby’s wages, though, meaning a permanent move has been blocked and Derby don’t want anything to change.

The Verdict

This is a really bizarre situation.

You’d normally think that a club wants to get a player off the books in order to raise funds, but it shows how desperate Derby are for money.

It also shows how badly they need this takeover to go through, too, as they are trying to get money from anywhere to pay wages it seems.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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