Derby County have a number of bidders as the future of the club hangs in the balance, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun.
The Rams have endured a frustrating period of late as uncertainty over the ownership of the club has wreaked havoc on matters both on and off the pitch.
Erik Alonso looked to be closing in on a deal to purchase the club from Mel Morris, but reports from the Daily Mail claimed that the interested party had walked away due to substantial debts of around £60million.
Derby are currently in the middle of an ongoing conflict with the EFL with a statement on the Derby County website claiming that the EFL had won their appeal against the Rams for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, meaning that the Rams could be facing potential sanctions in the form of a fine of a points deduction.
The focus for Morris now is on finding a new buyer for the club and fending off the possibility of a substantial points deduction, and according to Alan Nixon, the club are in the process of talks with ‘live bidders’.
Derby County. Live bidders plural. Top insiders also hinting that points penalty could be less on appeal if new ownership in place down the line.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 16, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Nixon said: “Derby County. Live bidders plural.
“Top insiders also hinting that points penalty could be less on appeal if new ownership in place down the line.”
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The next few weeks are going to be massive for Derby County.
The Rams may have avoided relegation but they find themselves in a precarious situation due to the ongoing financial issues at the club.
Mel Morris is determined to sell the club and the fact that the deal with Erik Alonso fell through is incredibly worrying for supporters.
However with potential new bidders on the radar it seems that everyone at the club will be hoping that this can be the start of the end of this sorry chapter.