US businessman Chris Kirchner has announced his intention to buy Sky Bet Championship club Derby.

The Rams went into administration last month and have appealed against the 12-point penalty handed out by the English Football League.

Wayne Rooney's side have won three games and drawn eight but sit bottom of the Championship as a result of the deduction.

American businessman Kirchner has now confirmed he wants to buy the club. The 34-year-old is founder, owner and chief executive of, a global logistics company.

In a letter to Derby supporters released to the PA news agency, Kirchner said: "We don't know each other yet, but we have two things in common: our love for the game of football and our desire to rebuild Derby County back into the proud club everyone deserves.

"My name is Chris Kirchner and I hope to see many of you soon - as this is my official announcement of my intention to work with the administrators to take Derby County Football Club out of administration."

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