BT is in discussions with Vivendi Universal and Vodafone about selling its stake in French operator Cegetel, according to reports.
The Financial Times said that Vivendi and Vodafone have both approached BT about buying its 26 per cent stake in the operator.
The paper quoted Pierre Danon, chief executive at BT Retail, as saying: "Of course we are discussing it with Vodafone; we are discussing it with Vivendi. Both of them are now showing some interest."
BT has already turned down an £8bn offer from Vodafone. Cegetel is attractive to Vodafone because it would give it control of SFR, the French mobile operator which is 80 per cent owned by Cegetel.
Vivendi is keen to get hold of the strong cash flows from Cegetel, according to the FT.
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