Derby County chairman Adam Pearson has admitted he is in talks with an American consortium about possible investment in the Rams.
And Shamrock Holdings, the financial institution owned by Roy Disney, could be one of the investors involved.
He says talks with one group in America and one group in the Far East have progressed further.
Pearson initially denied having had any contact with Disney or Shamrock.
Now he maintains that there was no link with Disney and said that he was having no direct talks with Shamrock.
They were only one of six potential investors in one US consortium.
"It's just a shame that we can't conduct this business in private," he told the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"We are talking with a number of parties and it's unfortunate there's a Disney name in there.
"But it bears no connection with this company [Shamrock].
"It's just another part of our discussions for the future."