Derby County’s directors say they haven’t been approached by or spoken to ex-Newcastle proprietor Mike Ashley.
It was steered on the weekend that Ashley is perhaps within the Rams, who’re searching for new possession.
Nonetheless, Andrew Hosking, managing director at Quantuma and joint administrator of Derby County, says Ashley has not been in contact.
“We will verify now we have neither been approached by nor have we entered into dialogue with Mike Ashley,” he mentioned.
“As that is an ongoing course of, we’re unable to touch upon the names of the people and organisations which have met this standards right now.
“Of those that have returned a signed non-disclosure settlement (NDA), a number of have been in a position to present the required proof of funds now we have requested to be thought of as a critical bidder.”
Ashley ceased his 14-year relationship with Newcastle United when the Magpies’ Saudi Arabian-backed takeover was accomplished 5 days in the past.
Hosking additionally commented for the primary time on Derby’s attraction in opposition to their 12-point deduction by the English Soccer League for the Rams’ choice to formally enter administration on 22 September.
“I can verify that an attraction was lodged in opposition to the 12-point deduction imposed,” he mentioned.
“As a consequence, this matter has been referred to an impartial arbitration panel who will take into account representations from each events earlier than making a dedication.
“At this present time, the membership’s factors whole within the Championship desk will stay unchanged.”
Derby, managed by former Everton, Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney, at the moment sit backside of the Championship – on two factors after 11 video games, seven adrift of security.