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Liverpool & Manchester United Told That English Starlet Will Cost Them £12m

Derby youngster has been tracked by a trio of big-names recently. 

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Championship outfit Derby County will demand a transfer fee of at least £12m for up-and-coming midfield player Will Hughes from any Premier League club that wants to buy the youngster in January, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The much talked-about England Under-21 international is a skillful midfield playmaker, and has been closely monitored by some of the top flight’s biggest sides of late, including the likes of Premier League champions Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, with the Merseyside giants understood to have shown the most amount of interest in Hughes of that trio.

However, it is believed that recently appointed Rams head coach Steve McClaren is determined to keep hold of his star player for the rest of this campaign in order to give his team the best possible opportunity of winning promotion to the Premier League, and then the club would consider selling Hughes to the highest bidder next summer.

But if a top-flight outfit does decide to make an approach for the 18-year-old at the turn of the year, then Derby will demand a minimum transfer fee of £12m for a player who is contracted to Pride Park until June 30 2016.

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