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Derby manager Nigel Clough says there has been no offer from Liverpool for teenage midfielder Will Hughes.
It has been reported the Reds are close to signing the 18-year-old, with speculation that bids of £6m and £10m have been lodged for the England Under-21 international.
But Clough insists there has been no bid from Liverpool, or any club for Hughes, and he expects the talented youngster to still be his player when the transfer window closes on September 2.
''There's obviously speculation about Will Hughes flying around but we have had no bids or contact from anyone. Nothing has changed,'' he said.
''I cannot predict what is going to happen but I do not see it changing. I think it will be pretty much as we are when the window closes, unless there is somebody sitting there with an awful lot of money burning a hole in their pocket.
''If somebody comes in through the front door and makes an official enquiry or bid, we will have to react to it. But we are not in a situation where we have to do anything, which is lovely.''