‘Considerable interest’ in Derby County, according to report

'Considerable interest' in Derby County, according to report

Pictured is Derby County's Pride Park Stadium (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Chris J Dixon)

There is currently “considerable interest” in potential investment in Championship outfit Derby County, according to a report.

According to Derbyshire Live, parties from Europe, the United States, Canada and the Far East are potentially interested in providing the Rams with either partial or full investment.

The report stresses that no formal offer have been received. In relation to the interest, however, it states: “Some are talking potential terms and things could progress this week, while others could possibly come to the table as there are other parties interested.”

Current owner Mel Morris was named as a co-lead investor and director of the club back in May 2014. He then purchased the Rams outright little over a year later for a fee believed to be in the region of £50m, although this was undisclosed.

Since then, it is thought he has invested considerable sums in the Championship club in an effort to earn promotion back to the Premier League.

The news come as there have been reports that Morris is considering selling the club for £1 as long as his debts are repaid in the process.

Should investment be agreed, it remains to be seen whether the Rams would land a part investor or new owners who take on parts or the whole club.

Derby currently sit eighth in the Championship table, only two points outside of the playoff places but with a game in hand.

They are in their 11th straight season in the division and have reached the play-offs in three of the last five campaigns.