A local consortium is launching a “last attempt” to complete a takeover deal for Chesterfield FC by asking Spireites fans to raise funds and buy shares in the club.

The consortium of local business owners and Spiretes fans has been in talks with the club about a takeover deal for the last two months.

On Sunday, owner Dave Allen said he would have to “search a wider field” for a buyer for the club because the consortium had “struggled to make progress”.

While yesterday the Derbyshire Times reported interest from Chesterfield FC Community Trust in taking over the club.

A spokesperson for the local consortium has today said a “realistic” price had been agreed with the club which would have meant “significant losses” for Mr Allen compared to the money he has invested.

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