Rams keen on Kieron
Derby are interested in signing defender Kieron Freeman from east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.
Freeman, 20, has been placed on the transfer list after expressing his desire to leave the City Ground.
Clough told BBC East Midlands Today: "He's a young player and we like that sort of profile. But he's only really had experience at League One.
"We have to fill positions in the squad and he's maybe another for the future."
Freeman has not made a first-team appearance for Forest but had loan spells at Mansfield and Notts County last season.