Carl Paladino as a Potential Bills Investor

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) We know that Donald Trump is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills. What we do not know is who he may join forces with to do so. Now Carl Paladino may be a part of those plans.

A spokesperson for Trump says Paladino expressed an interest in being part of an ownership team to buy the Bills.

Eyewitness News reached out to Paladino multiple times Wednesday, but did not hear back.

The spokesperson went on to say Trump can afford to buy the team by himself, but that normally sports franchises choose to be syndicated, or bought by a group with one main investor.

Nick Langworthy, chair of the local republican party, spoke Wednesday on the idea of a Trump Paladino partnership

"Donald Trump and Carl Paladino have forged a very good friendship over the discussion of Donald Trump running for governor. I don't think it would be strange at all. I don't believe the two men have been talking about a purchase collaboratively, I think right now that Donald Trump is in communication with the Buffalo Bills and waiting for the valuation of the team to come forward and at that time he will prepare a bid," Langworthy said.

The value of the team is expected to be established over the course of the next month, before bids can be accepted from prospective buyers.