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6 potential bidders for GAME UK - report

And a further 20 suitors keen on the retailer's international assets

"Five or six" potential suitors began circling GAME UK after the firm announced plans to file for administration yesterday.

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That's according to Retail Week (via MCV), which claims a further 20 suitors are interested in the retailer's international assets, with its Iberian business most sought after.

The report says GAME has ten days to find a buyer, during which it'll be protected from creditors - the firm is thought to owe about £180 million and has a £21 million rent bill due to be paid to landlords this Sunday.

Last week the retailer's lenders rejected a rescue deal proposed by private equity firm OpCapita. Retail Week's source said the banks - which include RBS, Barclays and HSBC - were more interested in 'minimising the size of their haircut'.

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