Derby County are insistent that midfielder Max Bird is not for sale this month despite Championship interest from Hull City and Birmingham City, according to the Sunday Mirror.


Bird’s performances in League One with Derby have piqued the interest of several clubs in the Championship.


He has only six months left on his contract with the Rams and that has led to speculation that he could leave in the January transfer window.




Several teams in the Championship are interested in Bird and Hull and Birmingham are keen to get their hands on him this month.


But Derby are adamant that the defensive midfielder will not be allowed to leave in January.



The Rams are insistent that they do not want to listen to any offers for him and he is not for sale in the ongoing window.


Derby are chasing promotion to the Championship and do not want to lose an important player in the middle of the season.



They will be due compensation if Bird leaves Derby in the summer without signing a new deal.


It remains to be seen whether Birmingham or Hull still push for Bird or instead focus their efforts elsewhere.