Daily Mirror publisher in talks to buy Express and Star for £130m

Trinity Mirror presses ahead with deal to acquire titles from Richard Desmond after failed talks on back-office merger

The publisher of the Daily Mirror is in exclusive talks with Richard Desmond to buy the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Daily Star, in a deal thought to be worth about £130m.

Trinity Mirror has made the move after a wider deal – led by former Mirror executive David Montgomery – to combine the back office and sales businesses of the two publishers failed after months of negotiations.

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