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Toronto-Dominion weighs WaMu bid-WSJ

Sept 23 (Reuters) - Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank TD.TO is among the companies now weighing a bid for Washington Mutual Inc WM.N, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.

In addition to Toronto-Dominion, Citigroup Inc C.N, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co JPM.N, Wells Fargo & Co WFC.N and Banco Santander SA SAN.MC are suitors for the Seattle-based thrift, the paper said, citing the people familiar with the situation.

WaMu continues to consider all options, from a straightforward sale to raising new capital to a government-assisted takeover, the paper said.

U.S. regulators also could purchase WaMu’s riskier assets, making it easier for another bank to buy the rest, the Journal said.

Toronto-Dominion Bank could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Paul Bolding)

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