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Derby block City move for goalkeeper

Manchester City’s attempts to sign goalkeeper Scott Carson on a permanent basis are being frustrated by his parent club Derby County.

The 35-year old former England international has been on loan at the Etihad for the past two seasons, with the Championship club receiving two instalments of £500,000 a year to cover his wages and loan fee.

City want to make the arrangement permanent but Derby are unwilling to agree until a planned takeover of their club goes ahead.

That is because they are reliant on Carson’s loan fee to help pay their own salary bill at the moment.

The Derby squad have yet to receive their December wages in full, whilst new manager Wayne Rooney and his two coaches, Shay Given and Leroy Rosenior, have not been paid at all.

They have been told that they must wait until the takeover by a US-based investment firm has been completed.

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