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Are Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez trying to buy the New York Mets?

The couple reportedly interested in buying the other New York team

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez leave after a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez leave after a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are reportedly interested in buying the New York Mets, and a recent bank move may be a sign they’re ready to make a bid.

According to Variety, Lopez and Rodriguez retained JPMorgan Chase to raise capital funds for a possible bid for the New York baseball franchise.

Sources told Variety the couple are working with Eric Menell, the co-head of North American media investment banking for JPMorgan Chase.

The Wilpon family, which currently owns the Mets, said they were interested in selling 80% of the team to hedge fund titan Steve Cohen. The club was valued at about $2.6 billion at the time. But the deal fell apart, according to Variety.

Lopez’s and Rodriguez’s interest in buying the Mets was first reported two months ago.

“It’s real,” a source told the New York Post.

Rodriguez and Lopez have a reported combined net worth of $700 million, “meaning deeper pockets would have to supplement them in order to make a potential purchase work,” according to New York Post.

As an example, New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter bought the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion with help from Bruce Sherman, a venture capitalist.