The journalism website says the Daily Mail and General Trust has held talks with a “number of interested parties in recent months”.
Northcliffe have declined to comment other than to say it was “business as usual”.
Earlier this year, the regional arm’s chief executive, Steve Auckland, reportedly told staff that he could not rule out its sale.
DMGT chief executive Martin Morgan said in February 2011 that the group was open to “worthwhile offers” for Northcliffe.
(Source: Press Gazette)