The Rams have been heavily linked with a loan move for Tottenham’s 22-year-old midfielder Tom Carroll.
A possible move for the youngster has been suggested widely on social media with The Mirror also running a story suggesting a move may be imminent.
However Derby Telegraph reporter Steve Nicholson had this to say on the matter:
For those asking, the Tom Carroll rumour was described as "odd" to me today #dcfc
— Steve Nicholson (@SNicholsonDT) July 29, 2014
Carroll spent an unsuccessful spell on loan at Pride Park in 2012, and therefore seems to be an unpopular choice among fans after the new deal was suggested.
Derby are thought to be looking at loan midfielders as cover for long term injury casualty, George Thorne.
Nicholson’s comments though would suggest Derby are looking elsewhere, and not at Carroll.