Derby County do not need to sell - Nigel Clough

Hughes interest inevitable - Clough

Derby County manager Nigel Clough insists he is under no pressure to sell players in the January transfer window.

Clough has said that teenage midfielder Will Hughes has been attracting interest and there have been reports saying the Rams must move players out to cut the wage bill.

But Clough told BBC Sport: "Nobody has told us we need to sell in January.

"We just get on and if offers come in we judge them on merits and make the best decisions for the club."

Clough said no-one had made a bid for 17-year-old Hughes but added every player has a price.

"We judge offers on their merits - and that applies to everybody. If we think it's good business we will do it.

"If anyone wants Will then they know it would be serious money," Clough added.

"It's nice we have some assets on the pitch and people are talking about our players because we have spent the last three years actually paying people to go.

"But I haven't been told I have to raise any money."

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