Doug Ellis: New buyer 'almost certainly to be from USA'

Doug Ellis, the man who sold Aston Villa to Randy Lerner, gave ITV News Central an exclusive TV interview today telling Steve Clamp that he expects the new buyer of the club to also be from America.

He was speaking on the day Randy Lerner announced the club was up for sale, lamenting 'weekly battles'.

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Aston Villa goes up for sale as owner laments 'weekly battles'

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has announced that he has put the club up for sale. In a statement, Lerner said he has pushed his fates "well past the limit" by weekly battles and said he felt the decision puts the club first.