Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover by two American billionaires if the club stays up this season. Villa are currently two wins away from reaching the safety mark of 40 points in this Premier League season.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that an American consortium wants to buy the club but they’ll pull out of the deal if Villa get relegated to the Championship. The new owners are interested in spending greater amounts of money in the transfer market than current American owner Randy Lerner has done thus far.
The paper reports that “Lerner paid £62.6 million for Villa eight years ago and has spent another £250 million on players and facilities. He would ideally want his money back but a £200 million offer would most likely be too good to refuse.”
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Aston Villa ownership will change hands if club stays up — The Daily Telegraph
- Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney to return from injury against Everton — The Guardian
- Liverpool and Man City eye 105 goals to top Spurs ’61 vintage record per game — Sporting Intelligence
- John Terry’s £150,000 a week wages to be halved if Chelsea skipper decides to stay on — 101GG
- Arsène Wenger: Mesut Özil return at Hull can fire Arsenal to fourth — The Guardian
- Tim Howard signs new Everton contract to keep him at the club until 2018 — The Mail
- Pochettino says Southampton board will decide on Luke Shaw’s future amid Manchester United transfer talk — 101GG
- Manchester United £600m Nike kit deal close — Manchester Evening News
- West Ham want to buy Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole & Man City’s Micah Richards this summer — 101GG
- Alan Pardew hasn’t given up hope of signing Loic Remy — Newcastle Journal
- TV companies haven’t helped Arsenal as much as Chelsea, says Arsène Wenger — The Independent
- Tony Pulis: I picked Crystal Palace team for Cardiff City match on Monday before and made no changes — Wales Online
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he never asked for Crystal Palace result not to stand — Wales Online
- David Moyes should prepare for a raw reception at Goodison Park — Daily Telegraph
- Neymar and Jordi Alba will miss the bulk of the remainder of the season — Sky Sports
- Gareth Bale could have been scoring for Barcelona against Real Madrid, if they had taken my advice – John Toshack — Wales Online
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