Jeffrey Loria Negotiating Marlins Sale With Kushners While Reportedly Considered For Ambassadorship

Should current Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria be nominated by President Donald Trump as the USA ambassador to France, as has been reported, real estate mogul Charles Kushner and his family will no longer be interested in buying the team.

Then came a report Wednesday that Loria was being considered by the White House as the next USA ambassador to France, a country where Loria spends time buying art. Next up, there was a report that Loria would likely be appointed the United States ambassador to France by Ivanka's father, President Donald Trump.

He continued: "If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it".

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"The Kushners remain interested in purchasing a team and would love to buy the Marlins at another time".

NY businessmen Joshua Kushner, Jared's brother, and Joseph Meyer have had exclusive discussions with Loria to buy the Marlins this week, the Miami Herald reported. Kushner, who founded a private equity and venture capital firm, and Meyer would need to secure outside financing to meet Loria's asking price of $1.6 billion.

According to the New York Post, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is unhappy that Priebus has circumvented him and pushed certain influential figures directly to Trump for his approval to ambassadorships. Loria had bought the team for $158 million 15 years earlier. He is also the son of real estate mogul and convicted felon Charles Kushner.

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Loria is a longtime major contributor to the Republican National Committee, which Priebus led until taking the job with Trump.

Marlins president David Samson did not return a request for comment. Within the article - which was mostly about the political battle between the sides - was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration.

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria reportedly could sell the team, and if he does, it looks like he won't be bored without his baseball club.

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