The takeover of Derby by property developer David Clowes is expected to be finalized on Thursday, the club’s co-trustees have announced.
Quantuma announced on Sunday that it had officially accepted Clowes’ offer to buy the beleaguered Sky Bet League 1 club and hoped to complete the sale by Wednesday.
That target date has now moved back slightly due to the complexities involved, but it is certain that the remaining issues will soon be resolved.
A spokesperson on behalf of Quantuma said: “All parties involved in the sale of the club have worked very hard together since last weekend to complete this extremely complex transaction.
“There remain a small number of outstanding matters, and these matters are beyond the control of the joint administrators and Clowes Developments (UK) Limited.
“We hope these will be finalized tomorrow, Thursday June 30, allowing the transaction to close at that time.
“The joint administrators would like to reassure staff, players and supporters that they are receiving completion funds from Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd, and that the outstanding issues require some additional time to finalize. “
Clowes, through his company Clowes Developments, became the potential new owner of the Rams after American businessman Chris Kirchner has withdrawn his offer to buy the club.
The local businessman has already agreed to buy Pride Park and give the club an interim loan.
Derby has been in administration since last year and was relegated from the Sky Bet Championship last season after being deducted 21 points.
Former director wayne rooney urged fans to support his successor after he left last week, suggesting the Rams need “fresh energy”.
Assistant Liam Rosenior took over as caretaker boss with the players returning for pre-season this week.
“A big thank you to all @dcfcofficial fans, players and staff for your support over the past three years. This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in my career,” wrote Rooney on Twitter.
“Thank you for accepting me as one of yours. Please support the next manager and give him what you have given me, trust, loyalty and incredible support. will never forget.”
The Derby takeover is expected to be completed on Thursday
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