Rams deny Varney deal

Pool don't have exclusive access to striker; Rams seek Moore extension

Varney: Rams clarify his position

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Derby have revealed that there is no clause in Luke Varney's loan deal which allows Blackpool exclusive access to sign the player.

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The striker bagged his fourth top-flight goal in the 2-1 victory against Wolves on Saturday after which Pool boss Ian Holloway admitted the club were ready to sign him in January for £250,000.

However, the Rams claim that the Seasiders do not have an exclusive agreement in place to sign the 27-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan at Bloomfield Road.

A Derby club spokesman told the Derby Telegraph: "Just to clarify the situation with Luke Varney's future, contrary to what has been reported in the national press there is no clause in the current loan deal which allows Blackpool exclusive access to sign the player permanently in January.

"Luke can be sold to any club during the next transfer window with no specification on the price of any potential transfer.

"Hopefully, this will dispel any future confusion regarding the matter."


Meanwhile, Rams boss Nigel Clough says the club are in talks with West Brom to extend Luke Moore's loan stay until the end of the year.

The 24-year-old striker has scored twice in eight appearances and is nearing the end of his second month with the Championship outfit.

Clough said: "The loan is up tomorrow (Wednesday) and we are desperate to keep him. Negotiations are ongoing to try to keep him until December 31."

The deadline for securing emergency loans is Thursday and if an extension is agreed it will see Moore's stay increase to 93 days - the maximum amount of time allowed for emergency loans.