Wednesday media watch [14.05.14 PM]: Striker injury boost
Express and Star: Villa fans today called on Randy Lerner to sell quickly to ensure the club can return to the top.The Aston Villa Supporters Trust (AVST) have also backed Lerner's decision to put the claret and blues on the market.
ClubCall: Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has been linked with a possible move to Sunderland this summer. Albrighton missed a large chunk of last season through injury but impressed during a loan spell with Wigan and in the late stages of the campaign for his parent club.
ClubCall: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke believes he will be able to return from his Achilles injury ahead of schedule. Benteke suffered a ruptured tendon during a training session at the start of April and initial reports suggested that he would be out of action for around six months.
FourFourTwo: Doug Ellis hopes Aston Villa attract a new owner in the mould of Sheikh Mansour as Randy Lerner attempts to sell the Premier League club. American businessman Lerner has stated that he is looking to sell Villa eight years after buying the Midlands club from Ellis.
Sky Sports: Christian Benteke is convinced that he will overcome an Achilles injury and return to action at Aston Villa ahead of schedule. The Belgian striker suffered a ruptured tendon in training at the start of April and was initially expected to be sidelined for up to six months.
Sky Sports: Investors such as Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour would be perfect to salvage Aston Villa, says former chairman Sir Doug Ellis. Villa's current owner Randy Lerner, the American entrepreneur who bought the midlands outfit from Ellis in 2006, declared his intention on Monday to put them up for sale.
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BBC Sport: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Saturday's FA Cup final against Hull City will have no impact on his future.
Sky Sports: Luis Suarez has refused to be drawn on speculation that Barcelona or Real Madrid could lure him away from Liverpool in the summer.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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