Jul 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Donald Trump attends the middleweight championship bout between Gennady Golovkin (not pictured) and Daniel Geale (not pictured) at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin won via third round knockout. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Trump advances to next round of bidding process for Buffalo Bills

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According to a report from the Associated Press, Donald Trump has been given the proverbial green light to advance to the second round of the bidding process as he seeks to take ownership of the Buffalo Bills.

While the sale is being conducted privately, the Associated Press was told by a person familiar with the sale that Morgan Stanley, who is overseeing the entire operation, called Trump to inform him of the good news on Thursday.

In addition to Trump being in the mix for the AFC East NFL franchise, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is expected to also advance to the next round some time soon, and Jon Bon Jovi is also said to be heavily in the mix to purchase the organization with his Toronto-based investing group.

This news that they are starting to advance people to the next stage in the process, beginning with Trump on Thursday, means that the sale of the team is getting closer and closer. At last word, it was said that a final deal could be reached by Labor Day, at the earliest.

Still, the main concern among Bills fans is keeping the team in Buffalo. Along with all the news regarding this sale process has come the rumors that the team could ultimately be moved north of the border to Canada.

However, Trump has been one to state that he has no intention of moving the team anywhere.

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