Deal for Derby sale to Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Khaled agreed ‘in principle’

Derby have confirmed a deal has been agreed “in principle” for the sale of the club to Derventio Holdings, which is owned by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan, a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family.

Rams’ owner Mel Morris has been seeking fresh investment for the club, who currently sit second bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.

Sheikh Khaled is the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the deal to buy Derby is reported to be in the region of £60million.

The Dubai-based Bin Zayed International group have previously been interested in takeovers at Liverpool and Newcastle, tabling a £350million bid,

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