The American has been trying to sell Villa for over a season…
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has put a £150 million price-tag on Aston Villa as he hopes the bumper Premier League TV broadcasting deal sparks new interest, as reported by CaughtOffside.
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Bank of America have been given the task of finding a buyer for the Villans by the American businessman who has stemmed their financial losses by a stretch.
While no takeover is thought to be close at the moment, or to be completed before the club, who are currently second bottom of the Premier League, have secured their status in the English top division, it is thought that the £5.14 billion bumper television broadcasting deal for the league has brought fresh interest to the club.
Interested parties are rumoured to be American business Phoenix Group and a Qatari business consortium who were present at the recent Chelsea home game.
While the current chairman is looking to sell at the earliest opportunity, having put the club up for sale at the end of last season, he has implemented several cost cutting measures which are now showing, as the club lost only £3.9 million in their latest financial results. Lerner showed vast improvements on last year as Aston Villa posted losses of £59.1 million.
The Birmingham club have recently appointed former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood as the man to see them to Premier League safety, as they sit 18th, having lost the last six matches, scoring only 13 goals all season.