Aston Villa In Line For Fresh £200m US Takeover…If They Stay In The Premier League

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A new American consortium are interested in buying Premier League side.

Aston Villa are in line for a massive £200m takeover just eight years after being purchased by Randy Lerner but the deal will only go ahead if they manager to retain their Premier League status this season, according to the Telegraph.

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It is understood an American consortium, fronted by two billionaires, wants to buy Villa but will withdraw from the deal if the team drop into the Championship.

The details of the takeover are being kept quiet by current owner Randy Lerner as Villa’s Premier League status looks to be hanging in the balance as they come off the back of four successive defeats. Should they survive, though, they would be rewarded with over £40m in television rights, making them a lot more attractive to potential new owners.

The new consortium are believed to be willing to back the club heavily during the transfer window to improve their playing staff, though it is still unknown as to what that would mean for the future of manager Paul Lambert.

Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner insisted the club were not for sale in February, but sources claim an agency based in the United States has been talking to potential buyers.

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