Derby County manager Phillip Cocu says that he does not expect to sign Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool before the end of the transfer window.

Cocu says that the situation is very complicated and that he thinks that it is very unlikely that Wilson is a Derby player come the weekend.

Swansea reportedly failed in a bid to sign the winger on loan with financial demands from Liverpool cited as one of the reasons behind a deal not being agreed.

Speaking to Ryan Conway, of The Athletic, Cocu opened up on the situation. “He’s a great player. It’d be great, he’s a fantastic player but I think it’ll be very complicated to get him in, in these circumstances at the club.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Harry Wilson of Bournemouth runs at Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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I don’t think it’ll happen. Maybe things will change, but at this stage it’s very unlikely.”


With Swansea’s bid rejected and Cocu making it sound like Wilson won’t be off to Derby, the forward has been left in a curious position with the transfer window closing in less than 24 hours. Wilson does not appear to be in contention to play for Liverpool, given the fact the club are open to loaning him out and have omitted him from their Champions League squad.

The Telegraph claimed earlier this week that Cardiff and Nottingham Forest are also interested in Wilson. He may now be relying on one of those two clubs coming in with an offer that meets Liverpool’s demands for a loan deal in order to get regular football between now and the January transfer window. If he stays at Liverpool he may end up rotting in the reserves, due to his omission from their European squad and him being surplus to requirements at Anfield.

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