Lerner introduced in Might that he was seeking for a buyer for Villa right after 8 several years in control of the club.
The American businessman has presently had talks with Lambert about the ongoing situation but feels it isimportant that speculation in excess of the potential possession of the club does not overshadow the construct -up to the forthcoming season.
"This statement is meant to supply clarity concerning the position of the sale announcement I produced in early May possibly," Lerner mentioned.
" Above the last 8 months we carried out a targeted procedure throughout which we explored the sale of the club.
"In progress of this procedure on the other hand, I fully commited to our manager to become completely concentrated on the approaching season really should there be no settlement to promote by the time players and coaches return to instruction.
" Provided that no settlement has, as of still, been reached, I truly feel that it is time now to change my entire attention back to Villa issues at hand.
" Although the sale approach has been productive and stays ongoing, my precedence at this point in the summertime, heading into the forthcoming year, is that the Villa organisation's sole emphasis be football - undistracted by any revenue method.
"Reverting to prevalent observe, I do not intend to comment even further on a potential sale or connected rumours except if and right up until I have arrived at a definitive settlement to provide, at which time I will be prompt and obvious."
Although Villa are on the market place for possible purchasers, the club have been active for the duration of the off- season, signing midfielder Joe Cole and defender Philippe Senderos, as properly as appointing Roy Keane as assistant manager.