Lerner leaves door open to sale
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has insisted he will not address rumours that he is ready to sell the club until the end of the season.
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Lerner released a statement on Sunday afternoon which is likely to further fuel the speculation that he is ready to call time on his ownership of the Villa Park club.
In it, he said: "As regards my personal role at the club and the steady rumours of a sale, I will address these after the season.
"[Manager] Paul Lambert, [chief executive] Paul Faulkner and I speak daily and remain committed to the immediate job of limiting distraction and confusion in order that Villa have the best chance possible of finishing on a strong note."