Derby County Wayne Rooney is looking to dismiss Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall in the upcoming transfer window.
Rooney left Marshall out of his squad and made him the third pick at the start of the season.
And now they are willing to let the reduced goalkeeper go to free up his salary, as the club struggles financially.
The experienced international, 36, is reported to earn around £9,000 a week, but should have no problem finding a new home.
Derby hopes they will be allowed to replace him despite being in management.
The former Cardiff City star failed to appear once with the Rams during this turbulent season, as the club sits last in the tournament.
This is despite all three games being played in Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign, which ended in the group stages.
Dutch maid Kelly Ross has been Rooney’s first choice this season, appearing seven times.
During the summer signing from Salford City, Ryan Allsopp was waiting in the wings.
Rooney warned at the start of the season: “At the moment, Ryan and Kelly will be involved.
“The goalkeeper position is tough, only one player can play, so you have to make decisions about that.
“Marchie has to be ready in case anything happens and when the opportunity presents itself, seize it.”
The Rams are still looking for a buyer, having entered management last month.
American businessman Chris Kirchner revealed his interest on Monday in an open letter to his supporters.
The 34-year-old is the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the multi-billion dollar software company, Slync.io.
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