According to reports from The Metro, Aston Villa have released a statement where they state that the owner, Randy Lerner is not looking to sell the club for a reported £200m.
On Sunday, reports broke that the American was hoping to sell the club for an impressive sum of money. But the club CEO, Paul Faulkner, has remained insistant that the Billionaire has not lost interested in his side, despite slipping down the table the last three seasons.
Local paper, Birmingham Mail were informed by Faulkner that Lerner was not looking for someone to take over the club he bought back in 2006 for £62m. “I can categorically confirm that Aston Villa Football Club has absolutely not been put up for sale and that Randy Lerner is not actively looking to sell the club,” Faulkner said.
Lerner sold his NFL franchise, The Cleveland Browns, back in the summer of 2012 for around $1 billion. But since 2006, Lerner has pumped £250m into Aston Villa to strengthen their side, their ground and the training complex in Bodymoor Heath.
Villa currently sit mid-table in 10th but still just 5 points clear of the relegation spots and face West Ham this week-end.
By Phil Wellbrook