Premier League is in negotiations with the EFL over a financial package to ensure no sides go out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic, though an agreement has yet to be reached.
Derby said a deal “in principle” has been reached with Derventio Holdings Limited, which is controlled by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan. He is the cousin of the owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour.
A package of loans and grants was offered to clubs in tiers three and four, which are struggling without matchday income due to coronavirus.
Premier League: Clubs unanimously reject Liverpool and Manchester United-backed ‘Project Big Picture’
The plan — known as Project Big Picture — was criticised by the government and Premier League leadership ahead of Wednesday's video call between clubs.
"Project Big Picture" has been labelled a "power grab" by the Premier League's biggest and wealthiest clubs, taking advantage of the dire financial position of the English Football League (EFL)
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues
The controversial "Project Big Picture" plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United has been branded a power grab for attempting to change voting structures in the Premier League in favour of the "big six" clubs, also including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.
Premier League slams Project Big Picture, the radical revamp plan backed by Liverpool, Manchester United
Among the proposals being considered are a reduction in the Premier League from 20 to 18 teams, the abolition of the League Cup and the Community Shield and greater voting power for 'big six' clubs.
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano calls for Premier League B teams as part of EFL revamp
Soriano suggested following the Spanish model of having B teams in the lower leagues to aid the development of players and halt the number of young English players moving to Germany for more first-team opportunities.
League Cup: Tottenham's fixture against Leyton Orient postponed after string of COVID-19 cases at League Two club
Just two hours before Jose Mourinho's side were due to play the third-round match at the Breyer Group Stadium, the English Football League announced it had been postponed.
EFL League One, League Two clubs vote in favour of salary caps, to be introduced with immediate effect
The cap will be set at $3.2 million in League One, the third tier, and $1.9 million in League Two and has been introduced with immediate effect, the EFL said.
Premier League, Football League and PFA launch initiative to increase number of BAME coaches in English football
Sterling’s comments are backed up by figures which show only six head coaches in England’s 92 clubs are from the BAME community. More than a quarter of players in the Premier League are either black or mixed race.
EFL announces eight new positive COVID-19 tests from Championship clubs ahead of league's resumption
In a statement the EFL said 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 second-tier clubs had been tested in the past week.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Charlton Athletic footballers refuse to play ahead of EFL Championship's resumption
Lyle has scored 11 league goals this season for Charlton, who are 22nd in the standings and two points off the safety zone.
England's second-tier Championship to resume from 20 June, clubs to return to full contact training from early June
The provisional date for Championship restart was subject to all safety requirements and government guidance being met and clubs receiving clearance from local authorities to stage home matches.
The EFL said in a statement on Thursday that three people from two clubs had returned positive results out of 1,030 tests conducted
Completing the Premier League campaign and getting the new season underway will see much-needed funds flow to clubs in the lower divisions who are struggling due to the COVID-19 shutdown, Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has said.
Hull City disappointed over letter calling for season to be deemed void leaked to championship clubs, EFL
Hull City have said they are disappointed that a letter to fellow Championship clubs and the English Football League (EFL) calling for the season to be voided was leaked to the media.
Coronavirus Outbreak: League Two clubs unanimously vote to end season early, decision yet to be ratified by EFL
Clubs in third-tier League One, however, failed to reach an agreement over ending their season
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane will sponsor Leyton Orient’s shirt next season with the space on the front to be given to charitable causes
In a statement, Dowden says football authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for the Premier League to start up again.