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Board resignations force Villa into revealing sale plans

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Amidst resignations, Aston Villa could be in the process of being sold.

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Following the breaking news that board members David Bernstein and Mervyn King have resigned from their positions, the club have released a statement which suggests that a takeover might be underway.

A statement released by the club, just minutes after the resignation news broke, confirmed Bernstein and King's departures, but also revealed the news that Aston Villa fans have been waiting for, that the sale of the club may well be underway. The statement read:

It is with regret that Aston Villa Football Club today announces the resignations of Mervyn King and David Bernstein as directors of the Club.

The Club would like to thank both for all their efforts throughout their short time as members of the Board.

A search to appoint a new manager remains a priority.

The Chairman, Steve Hollis, is currently engaged in extensive negotiations in relation to the sale of the Club.

Brian Little will continue to advise the Chairman on all football related matters.

Bolded, is the crucial part. The part that could define the future of our football club. But, it is worth noting that the club have essentially been forced into revealing this following the resignations, so these negotiations could end up coming to nothing. We'll just have to wait and watch the drama unfold.

Today has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Villa fans. We'll do our best to keep you updated as the situation unfurls.