MADRID (Reuters) - The boards of Spanish banks BBVA BBVA.MC and Sabadell SABE.MC will decide next month on whether to proceed with a potential merger deal the lenders said they were discussing, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.
The premium to be paid by the larger BBVA is currently under discussion, the source said, adding that BBVA was not considering a capital increase to fund the deal, which could be in cash or shares, as it had just agreed to sell its U.S. business to PNC Financial Services Group Inc for $11.6 billion.
Both BBVA and Sabadell declined to comment.
Reporting by Jesus Aguado, writing by Andrei Khalip
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