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Ayala's loan move from Liverpool to Derby collapses

According to Liverpool's official website Daniel Ayala's loan move to Derby County has fallen through, but hopes to be resurrected in the future. Following further discussions between both clubs and the player it has been decided that Ayala, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, will continue his rehabilitation with Liverpool with a view to signing for the Rams on an emergency loan when the window reopens.

Derby County boss Nigel Clough said: "We still want Daniel to join us and we are pretty confident that will happen, albeit later in February.

"We have had him checked over and the advice we are getting is that he won't be ready to play for a number of weeks yet.

"It makes sense for everyone involved that Daniel continues his rehabilitation with Liverpool at Melwood.

"Liverpool have been tremendous to deal with throughout this process and I would like to thank Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli for their help and willingness to allow Daniel to come to Derby County.

"The player himself is a great character and the time we have spent with him today showed us he is the right type of person and player we want to bring to Derby County."

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