Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner insists Randy Lerner is not planning to sell the club.
The US owner has decided to sell his NFL team, the Cleveland Browns, sparking fears that he could be keen to get rid of Villa too.
But Faulkner claims that decision is irrelevant to Lerner's future plans for the Premier League club.
Faulkner is quoted in the Daily Star as saying: "The Browns situation means absolutely nothing regards Aston Villa - neither good nor bad.
"The big point that people sometimes forget is that he inherited Cleveland - he bought Villa.
"Any rumours that he could be thinking about getting out or losing interest is nonsense."