General Motors (GM) is due to make an announcement in Berlin later about what it wants to do with its European brands, Opel and Vauxhall.
There have been rival bids for the units from Belgian investment group RHJ and Canadian car parts maker Magna.
But sources close to the negotiations say “the noise within the system” is that GM will reject the offers and try to keep control of its European arm.
Any GM decision would have to be approved by the German-led Opel Trust.
The Opel Trust has been in control since GM sought bankruptcy protection in the US.
It contains representatives from GM, the German federal government and the German states that contain Opel plants.
Source: BBC News