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Middlesbrough set to sue EFL over Pride Park sale to Derby County owner

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Derby County sold their stadium to a separate company owned by executive chairman Mel Morris

Middlesbrough are set to sue the English Football League for allegedly failing to uphold their financial rules with regards to the Derby County owner’s purchase of Pride Park.

Boro – who missed out on a Championship play-off place by finishing one point behind Derby last season – have sent a legal letter to the EFL, whose board met on Thursday.

The EFL are set to conduct independent valuations regarding sales by Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading of their own grounds to their owners.

Both Middlesbrough and the EFL have declined to comment on the issue, first reported by The Times.