Crawley owner Ziya Eren is willing to sell the club.

The Argus understands Eren has sought a valuation of the League Two outfit.

Reds continue to meander in the lower reaches of the fourth tier and lost 1-0 to high-flying MK Dons on Saturday.

Eren, based in Turkey, was in Sussex recently and saw the 1-1 draw at home to Macclesfield.

He also approved the addition of Craig Brewster to the coaching team, working with team boss Gabriele Cioffi.

It is believed Eren would be willing to step aside and that there is interest in China.

Eren took over in 2016 with the hope of climbing the Football League.

Accounts filed for the year ending June 30, 2017, showed he gave Crawley £770,000 to add to a donation of £285,000 the previous year.

He also provided £722,000 via an interest-free loan.

But, despite three changes of manager (one of them enforced by the departure of Harry Kewell) and a lot of hard work off the pitch, Crawley have not progressed on it.

Eren would cover most of his outlay at Crawley should he receive an offer in the region of £7 million.

But that asking price is seen by experts as optimistic.

Lower division clubs are viewed as a viable option by foreign would-be owners keen to break into the English game.

Although based in West Sussex and outside the M25, their proximity to the capital means it is likely Crawley are marketed as a London club to potential owners or staff members from overseas.

Cioffi suggested as such on his arrival when asked by The Argus about moving from his home in Florence.

The London factor is likely to be attractive to potential buyers who believe they can turn Reds into a shrewd investment.

In their latest on-field outing, Kieran Agard’s goal sent MK Dons to a win which even their boss Paul Tisdale felt was harsh on Crawley.

Cioffi said: “It is frustrating at the moment.

“We create the chances but we need to finish more of them off. At the other end I think we looked solid, but the goal should have been avoided.”