Randy Lerner is reportedly growing tired of running Aston Villa.
The Daily Mail says Lerner's growing disenchantment with his involvement can be gauged by the fact that the first home game he attended this season was the win against Norwich 10 days ago.
Friends say he would sell if he received the right offer.
A club spokesman said: "The owner's eldest son has been switching schools in America which has meant that Randy hasn't been able to come over for as many games as usual. But he watches every one live on TV."