Derby County’s £60m takeover finally expected to go through this week

Scott Polacek Manchester City FC

Derby’s takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally expected to go through this week, with Wayne Rooney set to be named as permanent boss.

After months of talks, the sale to Sheikh Khaled, a family member of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is in the final stages of completing a deal with completion hoped for the end of this week.

Funds for the takeover and player salaries were sent in the last few days with all conditions of the sale set to been approved.

Derby County's takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally set to go through this week

Derby County's takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally set to go through this week

Derby County’s takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally set to go through this week 

Sheikh Khaled, cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is close to buying the club

Sheikh Khaled, cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is close to buying the club

Sheikh Khaled, cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is close to buying the club

First team players have still not been paid but their outstanding wages – but they will be paid early this week.

Rooney is also poised to be named as permanent manager after impressing since taking the position on an interim basis in November.

The former England and Manchester United captain has taken charge of nine matches, winning three and drawing four.

He is expected to end his illustrious playing career if he does get the job.

Sheikh Khaled's first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as permanent boss

Sheikh Khaled's first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as permanent boss

Sheikh Khaled’s first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as permanent boss

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