Commons ignoring speculation

Midfielder remaining focused on new season at Pride Park

Commons: Attracting interest

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Kris Commons has insisted he remains unaffected by the speculation linking him with a transfer away from Derby County.

The Rams have conceded that the talented midfielder is attracting interest from a number of clubs, and a summer move has been mooted.

However, on Wednesday the Championship outfit rejected suggestions that they had received a formal bid for his services.

SPL club Celtic continue to be rumoured suitors but Commons, who joined Derby from Nottingham Forest last year, is focused on the new season at Pride Park.

He told the Derby Telegraph: "There are plenty of people telling me that this club or that club is after me, but it's just in the papers. It's got nothing to do with me.

"It just goes in one ear and out the other.

"I am concentrating on this pre-season and getting as fit as I can to be ready for the first game.

"Unless Derby pull me to one side and say they have accepted an offer for me, then I am here for the next two years - guaranteed.

"I ignore the speculation and get on with playing for Derby."