We want to keep him and we'd do our best to do that, although we haven't received an approach.
Reuters said it had received a "preliminary approach" but would not identify the bidder.
Earlier this week, Micro Focus said "it has received a very preliminary, non-binding approach in relation to a possible offer for the company".
The company said it received "a preliminary approach that may or may not lead to an offer being made for the company".
The home office last night confirmed that it had received an approach via the Belgian government's solicitors and that it was being considered.
On 15 January Eidos confirmed that it received a preliminary approach which may not lead to an offer being made for the Company.
At the same time, W.A.A.M. had also received a similar approach.
Without naming the bidder, Manchester United said that it had received a "preliminary approach regarding a possible offer."
EMI said on Nov. 28 that it had received a "preliminary approach."
Jefferson Smurfit's panel of independent directors confirmed today that the company had received a preliminary approach from another bidder last month.