EMBATTLED Skegness retailer Game has potential buyers, a report in the Financial Times has suggested.
OpCapita, which bought Comet last year, is rumoured to be eyeing up Game’s UK stores.
It is unknown what the possible buy-out would mean for the future of the company’s individual branches.
The news comes hard on the heels of confirmation by Game on Monday that it was looking for a buyer and had hired independent advisory group Rothschild to help it in its aim.
Despite a £1 billion pound annual turnover Game is saddled with large debts - and this caused its shares to plummet by a whopping 90 per cent last year.
The firm has been unable to stock a number of major recent gaming releases, such as Mass Effect 3, as a result of its cash-flow woes.
Game’s stores have also been holding ‘fire sales’ to raise the cash needed to keep the company out of administration until a buyer can be found.
These sales are rumoured to have been marketed as a ‘Spring Clean’ at many of Game’s branches (see video of Skegness store).
Last week CEO Ian Shepherd was reported to have given the firm just two weeks to ‘save itself’.