Two titans of international news, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, both would like to acquire pink British newspaper the Financial Times, according to Michael Wolff in The Guardian.Wolff cites a source who is a senior executive at Reuters — his source told him that the FT has already turned down a Bloomberg offer and is currently in “clear discussions” with Reuters, though any sale might still be a long way off.
The column, which is full of great media gossip, is worth reading in full — Wolff also mentions that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, majority shareholder of Bloomberg, “seemed tempted” to acquire the New York Times a few years back.
Wolff also says that Reuters could purchase the Wall Street Journal from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in a couple of years.
UPDATE: Pearson, the owner of the Financial Times, has reached out to us with this statement: “The FT is a very valued and valuable part of Pearson. It is not for sale.”
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