The Yankies are a coming-Announcement Monday

Last updated : 26 January 2008 By Rams Mad Editor

The Rams are to be taken over by an American sports consortium. The rumoured investment now looks like a full scale take-over of the club, some details of which will be released in today's match day programme.

The consortium are said to taking on a Rams debt of some £24.5m and will be making available a considerable amount of money for Paul Jewell to invest in players. Just what kind and quality of players Jewell has in mind is unclear, as the Rams now look certain to drop into the Championship.

Rams Chairman Adam Pearson has said "This new investment will establish the Derby County brand worldwide through successful alliances with sporting teams in the USA, the Far East and Africa," Derby chairman Adam Pearson said in the program for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round match with Preston. "The key aim is to continue to build the infrastructure of the club at Pride Park and obviously develop a squad which is renowned as a Premier League force"

A press conference to announce the move officially is planned to take place on Monday morning.

Derby County will become the fourth Premiership team to be owned by American's following Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa...