By Tom Collomosse For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 22:31 GMT, 1 January 2020
Derby have failed to pay their players’ latest wages on time with the proposed new investment deal in the Championship club yet to be completed.
The squad were due to receive their monthly pay on New Year’s Eve but were informed by the club that there would be a short delay.
The issue has been attributed to the fact that the investment, in the pipeline for some weeks, has still to be signed off. Players were reassured that owner Mel Morris was working to find a solution, and a Derby spokesman confirmed that they will be paid on Thursday.
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Morris has made no secret of the fact that he has been looking for fresh investment in the club and was reported last month to be close to agreeing a deal with Henry Gabay, the co-founder and chairman of Duet Group, a global asset management enterprise.
Morris is thought to have invested more than £100million in Derby since he bought the club outright in September 2015.
He said in November: ‘We have been looking for investment and we are close to trying to get something sorted out on that front, which is important.
‘We are finding