According to a report in The Daily Mail, Derby County owner Mel Morris is reportedly ready to sell up, and the news should be hugely worrying for Rams manager Frank Lampard.
Well, The Daily Mail report that the businessman is losing around £3m every month from the Championship club as things stand, and he is ready to walk away unless they win promotion back to the Premier League.
The Daily Mail says that the man who grew up supporting the east Midlands outfit as grown disillusioned with the business of football, and has struggled dealing with players and agents for example.
The report adds that there is another confidential reason why he is thinking about cashing in on County, although ideally he would like to still have ownership of Pride Park stadium even if he sells.
It certainly is.
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The report is hardly helpful in Derby’s push for promotion as it just adds extra pressure on their shoulders to go up, something they appear to already be struggling with given some of their performances and defeats in recent weeks.
Lampard will know that he needs to spend some money in the summer if the Rams fail to secure a return to the Premier League in order to ensure they are strong again next season, and with players like Harry Wilson surely unlikely to stay.
However, a potential sale of the club could mean he doesn’t get the funds he would like.
You never know which owner could walk through the door, and all in all this is a story that should concern the 40-year-old.