Derby in crisis as every player is put up for sale
Nigel Clough's woes at Derby are mounting after it emerged the cash-strapped club is up for sale and willing to sell any player.
The Rams hierarchy are desperately trying to attract new investment into the ailing Championship club.
They want to raise £8million by the end of this month to help meet various payments - including to former supremo Adam Pearson, now at Hull.
But the club’s current US owners, General Sports and Entertainment, who acquired the Rams in January 2008, are reluctant to stump up any cash themselves.
And Derby are now actively seeking new investors by giving a series of presentations about the club to potential shareholders.
The Championship club has been put on the market for a reported price of just £30m.
And in the meantime the Rams will listen to offers for any of Clough’s first team squad to generate funds.
The club has been struggling financially since relegation from the Premier League in 2008 with just 11 points and an enormous wage bill.
Now their directors’ salaries are believed to be among the biggest in the Championship.
The uncertainty at Pride Park leaves boss Clough with more worries as Derby are just six points off the relegation zone.
And there is speculation that potential new owners will want to bring in their own, more experienced, manager.
£30million for that shower of shite?