LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Two wealthy Russians have expressed interest in acquiring Britain's collapsed automaker MG Rover, the Guardian reported Monday.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, administrators of the carmaker, have been approached by Russia's metal tycoon Oleg Deripaska and Nikolai Smolenski, owner of sports carmaker TVR, the report said.
Deripaska already owns Ruspromavto, maker of Volga cars and reportedly is keen to expand his business in Britain.
Smolenski, son of banker Alexander Smolenski and dubbed the "baby oligarch", is also reportedly interested in acquiring MG Rover as part of a plan to manufacture a full range of cars. Smolenski bought TVR last July.
In other developments, the Guardian said Iranian company Dastaan is also said to be considering its options over MG Rover.