Cash-strapped Toshiba has previously said it is looking to sell the PC business, a small part of the industrial conglomerate, as it races to bolster its balance sheet by the end of March to avoid a possible delisting.
But a highly competitive and contentious auction process led to delays in deciding on the buyer and has meant that Toshiba may not obtain the necessary anti-trust clearance by the end of the financial year in March.
Responding to the Yomiuri report, Toshiba said it was not considering accepting any separate investment in its memory chip unit by a member of the Bain Capital-led consortium.
Toshiba repeated on Friday its stance that it was aiming to close the chip unit deal by the end of March.
It said earlier this week that it would sell its television unit to China's Hisense Group for 12.9 billion yen ($115 million).
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