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Report: Deutsche Telekom in Comcast Talks Over T-Mobile US Sale

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Deutsche Telekom is in talks with U.S. cable company Comcast about a potential sale of T-Mobile US, German Manager Magazin reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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Deutsche Telekom is in talks with several parties, including satellite provider Dish, according to the magazine, but Comcast is viewed as a more attractive buyer by the German telecoms provider's management.

Comcast would be a better candidate as it is financially stronger and would be able to make an offer to buy all shares in T-Mobile US, Manager Magazine reported.

Earlier this month a person familiar with the matter said T-Mobile US and Dish were in merger talks.

Comcast walked away from buying Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in April, citing regulatory concerns.

Deutsche Telekom declined to comment, while Comcast was not immediately reachable for comment outside regular business hours.

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(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; Editing by Susan Fenton)