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US millionaire Rich Riley looks to save Wayne Rooney’s Derby from liquidation with £7m bid to avoid EFL exile

American businessman Rich Riley is in talks to rescue Wayne Rooney’s Derby with a shock £7m.

The ‘angel investor’ and former top computer company executive is looking to transfer the necessary funds so that the Rams avoid being kicked out of the EFL.

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League leaders wanted to pump enough money so the club could complete its plans – and had set a deadline of February 1, as we first revealed.

Riley is closely linked to a group put together by former Derby chairman Andy Appleby.

Paying will put them in pole position to buy championship contenders.

The group met with the EFL and was close to reaching an agreement until regulators took issue with claims from Middlesbrough and Wycombe.

Derby could confirm a pre-derbie deal with Nottingham Forest on Saturday to ease pressure to sell players this month.

Quantuma County administrators have THREE potential candidates.

But no one wants to commit until the dispute with Boro and Wycombe is resolved. However, Riley will give the cash and then look into the matter.

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Meanwhile, It has been warned that Derby may not exist within the next ten days.

They could run out of money in February, when the true extent of their dire financial situation emerges.

A large row of seats also took place between the club, the EFL, Middlesbrough and other Championship opponents.

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