PARIS Dec 28 French media group NRJ
has offered to pay 70 million euros ($92.56 million) to buy
Virgin Radio, the musical radio station that its owner Lagardere
Active is looking to sell, Les Echos said on Friday.
"NRJ made the offer to Lagardere Active's management last
week," the paper said, without citing its sources.
Contacted by Les Echos, Lagardere Active, the radio and
magazine publishing unit of media-to-aerospace group Lagardere,
however, said it had yet to receive such an offer.
Earlier this month NRJ had offered to buy a 20 percent stake
in Virgin Radio while mobile internet radio Goom was believed to
have offered to buy a 51 percent stake during the summer but the
talks failed, Les Echos said.
NRJ and Lagardere could not immediately be reached for
comment on Friday.
($1 = 0.7563 euros)
(Reporting by Alexandre Boksenbaum-Granier and Dominique
Vidalon; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)