Trinity confirms Express move

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Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror yesterday confirmed it is weighing up a possible deal to buy assets from the owner of the Daily Express.

The disclosure follows speculation that the company has opened talks with Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell media empire about buying the Express.

Trinity Mirror said in a statement to the stock market: “The board of Trinity Mirror notes the recent media speculation and confirms that it is at an early stage of evaluating certain Northern & Shell assets. There is no certainty any agreement will be reached in respect of the range of outcomes currently under consideration.”