A local consortium and FC Chesterfield are expected to hold further talks about a proposed acquisition for the club in the near future.

On Wednesday, the Derbyshire Times reported how a local consortium should now conduct takeover talks with Chesterfield FC.

This meeting has taken place and Ashley Carson, the secretary of Chesterfield FC, told DT this afternoon: "An initial meeting has taken place and was very friendly and further discussions are likely in the near future."

A local consortium spokesman said the meeting was a "success" and that Mr. Carson was "very helpful" in answering all her questions.

Recently there have been other buying interests for the club, but no offers have been made.

Mr Carson said Wednesday: "I will welcome talks with serious buyers."

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has stated in the social media that he believes that Mr. Allen is ready for sale. He wrote on Twitter: "From conversations I have had, I have the impression that he is very willing to pass the reins."

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Mr. Allen first invested in Chesterfield in 2009 and became Chairman in 2012.

When he was appointed chairman, Allen said, "I intend to strive 100 percent to achieve what the fans want, championship football."

However, in November 2016, he resigned from his position as chairman, declaring that he "never intended to become chairman" and that he had planned only as an investor before reselling the club.

In February 2017, Mr. Allen confirmed that he wanted to sell the club.

After the club in 2018 had relegated to the National League, Allen said he would sell the club until he was admitted back into the Football League.

In an interview with the Guardian in May 2018, Allen said he was "very sad" and "very bitter" about the situation in which the club is located.

An acquisition agreement was concluded in 2018 but not completed.

And in January, a supporter-led consortium withdrew its bid for the club.

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At the start of Allen's time at Club Chesterfield, he moved from his former Saltergate location to the 10,000-seat Proact Stadium, winning two league titles in 2010/11 and 2013/14 and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in 2012 Wembley.

But since losing to Preston North End in the League One play-off semi-final in 2015, with two successive relegations from the Football League, things have gone downhill.

The Blues are currently in the relegation zone of the National League and play at Proact before record lows.

Just five years ago, Chesterfield beat local rivals Sheffield United 3-2 in the Proact. The clubs could not be further apart as The Blades are fifth in the Premier League and Town.