New York Yankees Shareholder Preparing £75m Aston Villa Bid

Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium

The Championship club, which lost to Fulham in the playoff final last month, are rumoured to be on the brink of administration due to their huge outlay on wages and transfers over the past two years.

This news will come as a shock to Aston Villa fans, who are still coming to terms with the play-off final defeat.

Bruce would like to remain as Villa manager and launch another promotion challenge next year but whether the Birmingham based outfit can afford to keep him, or want him, to stay is now up in the air.

The bill is the latest financial trouble to befall the Chinese-owned side and the Birmingham Mail suggests that up to four separate takeover bids are looming, while The Sun reported a British-based consortium will be the first to offer a way out for chairman Tony Xia.


That has left Bruce facing an uncertain future, and even though he is now on holiday he is seeking talks with the Villa hierarchy, to get the situation sorted out as much as possible.

While John Terry has already left the club, young star Jack Grealish is expected to follow in order to recoup some cash to deal with the FFP regulations. They face another season in the Championship and also must save around £40 million to fend off Financial Fair Play scrutiny.

Villa are anxious about breaching Financial Fair Play rules unless they making savings of around £40m next season, and infighting at the club led to the suspension of chief executive Keith Wyness on Tuesday.

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