The Derbyshire Times report a local consortium is doing everything it can to buy Chesterfield FC and is ‘hopeful’ a deal can be agreed.

The DT first reported that a local consortium was set to have takeover talks with the club in October.

A spokesperson for the group has stressed that talks have not broken down with the club and that a ‘figure is virtually as good as agreed.’

“We are doing everything we can to complete a takeover of Chesterfield Football Club and we are hopeful a deal can be agreed,” the spokesperson said.

“The future of the club is paramount to us.”

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