Sprint has reportedly approached Warren Buffett about an investment

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Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son approached Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett to discuss a deal with the wireless-service provider, according to The Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson and Shalini Ramachandran.

Son also met with John Malone, the cable mogul, at the Allen & Co. annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, the report on Friday said.

The Journal reported that details of the deal are still unclear, but could be an over $10 billion investment in Sprint from Berkshire Hathaway.

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Spring shares gained as much as 4% after the news crossed.

Amid fierce competition and price cuts among the largest telecoms companies, the chief financial officer of T-Mobile said the company would benefit from a merger with Sprint. Sprint's controlling shareholder was gearing up for deal talks with T-Mobile's top shareholder, Deutsche Telekom AG, Reuters reported in May.

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