Derby County ‘face liquidation’ without HMRC deal

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Derby County could reportedly face liquidation unless HMRC agree to cut the amount it is owed by the club.

The Rams remain in administration and have been hit with points deductions, while prospective buyers of Derby County believe that unless HMRC agrees to quarter the £29m it is owed then the club is in serious danger of being liquidated.

According to the Daily Mail, the club’s administrators, Quantuma, are due to meet with HMRC for talks that could be key to the club’s hopes of survival.

US businessman Chris Kirchner has declared his interest in buying the Rams, but other parties have taken a step back.

The club have been docked a total of 21 points – 12 for entering administration and nine for previous financial breaches.

That leaves them with a single point from 20 Championship fixtures, 19 adrift of safety.

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