Shackell set to Stay at Derby

  • Last Updated: June 23 2012, 15:25 BST

Derby defender Jason Shackell looks set to stay at Pride Park despite attracting interest from a number of other clubs.

Jason Shackell: Set for Derby stay

Shackell only joined the Rams in a £1m-plus deal last year but with manager Nigel Clough having to sell to add to his squad, Derby were understood to be open to offers for him.

County have rejected four offers from three different clubs since the end of the season, with Burnley understood to have made two of those bids, but Rams chief executive Tom Glick has indicated he is going nowhere.

"We've turned down four bids from three different clubs on Jason at this point," he said.

"Simply put, Jason is an essential player for us. He played every minute of every game and it's no surprise we've had interest in him, from more than those three clubs, too.

"He's a top player in the Championship and a leader for us, so it would take a lot to pry him away from Derby."