The parent of the Chicago Tribune is considering an offer that could value the newspaper company at $700 million.
The bid for Tronc is between $19 and $20 a share, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing unnamed sources.
The company’s other papers include the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and the New York Daily News.
In June, a deal fell through for former chairman Michael Ferro to sell his 25 percent stake in the company. The buyer was McCormick Media LLC, which is owned by a distant relative of legendary Tribune Publisher Colonel McCormick.