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US billionaire Michael Dell reportedly in talks over investing in Derby County

Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney (Credit: Getty Images)

English Championship club Derby County is in talks with American technology billionaire Michael Dell about a major financial investment, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Dell is the founder and owner of conglomerate Dell Technologies and is listed as the 27th richest man in the world by Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $31bn in October 2019.

He is also the owner of MSD Capital, a private investment firm based in New York, which has been linked to takeover of League One club AFC Sunderland.

According to the Telegraph, MSD Capital and Derby are discussing a number of financial arrangements, which could include a significant loan, investment or takeover.

Talks are believed to have been ongoing for a number of months as Derby continues its search for additional investment.

MSD Capital is also a minority owner in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Derby County has been promoted to the Premier League twice, the last time in 2007 for just one season in which the team won just one of 38 matches before being re-relegated back to the second tier, where the club has been since.