EFL chief says ‘urgent proactive action’ needed to secure Derby County sale

Prospective owner Chris Kirchner missed Friday deadlineEFL set to take more hands-on role in sale processThe English Football League (EFL) has ramped up the pressure on Derby County’s administrators at Quantuma to secure a sale, saying it will become more closely involved in discussions to “secure the club’s future”.A deadline for the American businessman Chris Kirchner to demonstrate his readiness to take over the Rams passed by on Friday without progress being made and administrators have resumed discussions with other parties. In response, the EFL is becoming more involved in the search for a new buyer.