Mel Morris is in talks with US consortium as he looks to finally complete the sale of Derby County, according to Mirror journalist James Nursey.
Morris is intent on selling the club, having invested £200million of his own money during his time at Pride Park.
Derby just about stayed up on the final day of the season after a thrilling 3-3 draw with relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday, although they are yet to discover the punishment for a breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.
Morris has already tried in vain to sell the club to Sheikh Khaled, a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, and to Spaniard Erik Alonso.
Nursey says there could be ‘hope on the horizon‘ for the club, with negotiations underway.
The prospective American owners are said to have ‘experience in sport’, coming after Rooney begged for ‘clarity’ and said simply of a potential takeover: “It has to happen.”
At this point, Derby fans will just be desperate for the saga to end, and for some sense of stability to be restored to their football club.
Indeed, the respite of survival may be short-lived if talks drag on into the coming months.
Their hands may be tied in the transfer market if that uncertainty persists. Throw in a points deduction and the Rams could be in serious trouble.
As Rooney states, Morris’ future at the club simply must be sorted as quickly as possible.
In other news, Rams fans want to see this man sold.
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