Derby hope to resolve Claude Davis' future this week.
The Rams are negotiating a settlement with the 30-year-old defender to terminate his contract.
Davis' deal at Pride Park still has two years left to run but Derby manager Nigel Clough is hopeful the matter will be resolved shortly.
He said: "We have been negotiating for a while now but I think it is imminent and will happen this week.
"We are just waiting for confirmation. He is out of the country but we are hoping to get it all sorted this week."
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