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What is the latest update with Derby County and their takeover?

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The Derby County takeover is seemingly edging closer to a long-awaited completion, which will come at an ideal time for the Rams. 

Derbyshire Live have recently reported that a deal has been agreed ‘in principle’ to sell the club to Derventio Holdings (UK) Limited, who are owned by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan.

The owners in waiting issued a statement back in December, and claimed that the deal was ‘on track’ to be completed before Christmas, although that didn’t happen.

This will have left supporters slightly concerned, especially with the funds being needed to strengthen the current first-team squad in the January transfer window.

Derby are currently sat 22nd in the Championship table, and will be eager to force themselves up the second-tier standings at the earliest of opportunities.

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It is now reported by Derbyshire Live that the funds needed to complete the takeover of the club have now been sent to lawyers, who will work on the final details of the deal.

This update comes when Derby have been struggling both on and off-the-pitch, with The Telegraph recently reporting that some of the club’s players and senior staff are still waiting on receiving their wages for December.

Although it is believed that these unpaid wages will be paid in full, as soon as the takeover of the club is completed in the near future.

Derby are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on Rotherham United, in a match they’ll be quietly confident of picking up three points from.


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