According to the Derby Telegraph, Derby County are not interested in D.C. United’s Argentine playmaker Luciano Acosta, amid reports claiming Wayne Rooney invited the 25-year-old to join him in moving to Pride Park in the summer transfer window.

England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney will be taking his first steps in his coaching career in the January transfer window when he arrives at Championship side Derby County to take up a player-coach role at Pride Park.

He follows in the footsteps of former England teammate Frank Lampard in starting his coaching career with Derby County, but he will also be taking up playing duties.

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It was claimed that Rooney invited Luciano Acosta – one of his teammates at current club D.C. United – to join him in making the move to Derby County in the January transfer window. However, the Derby Telegraph has said during a Q&A that they understand Acosta is not of interest to the Rams, saying:

“He is not a player Derby are looking at, I (journalist Steve Nicholson) understand.”

Later on, Nicholson went on to ask a question regarding the Rams’ planned transfer activity in the transfer window, saying that he believes that the club could look to bring in some new faces in two or three positions as well as offloading some players. He said:

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“I think Derby will look at two or three positions in the team. I could also see there being ‘outs’ as well, although that very much depends on interest from other clubs.”


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