Former Rangers shareholders Sandy and James Easdale are leading a consortium to buy Derby County, Sky Sports News learned.
The brothers are in advanced talks with the Derby administrators to buy the league club on behalf of a Malaysian consortium.
Sandy and James are both former Rangers shareholders and directors.
The public relations firm representing the Easdale brothers told SSN: “I can confirm that my clients have been in contact with the Derby County administrators regarding the purchase of the club.
“No further details can be shared at this time, but we will update any developments shortly.”
The administrators of the Quantuma Derby have so far not commented.
The league club went into receivership in September and received a 12-point deduction from the English Football League (EFL).
Quantuma has already confirmed that several interested parties had submitted ‘serious’ offers for the club, while it has also filed an appeal against the deduction of points.
In October, American businessman Chris Kirchner has announced his intention to buy the Derby.
In a letter to the club’s fans, Kirchner said: “We don’t know each other yet, but we have two things in common: our love for the game and our desire to rebuild Derby County into the proud club that everyone deserves. .
“As an entrepreneur I am committed to building companies and I want to apply that experience to rebuild this proud and historic club.
“This is a challenge I don’t take lightly, but it’s something I can’t wait – and I know we can prove ourselves – if we work together.”
Quantuma announced in early October that it has he was not approached by former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley following reports that he was keen to purchase the club.
The Derby’s downfall in administration occurred between former owner Mel Morris blaming the coronavirus pandemic for exacerbating the club’s financial woes.
After the points cut, Wayne Rooney’s Derby side remain last in the league with five points, two losses and four draws in their last six games.