However, tucked away in the The Times splash is a line about how the Chicago Mercantile Exchange might go after Deutsche Borse, which is essentially trying to buy the LSE, instead of the UK exchange - yikes! Here is the link:
People involved in the situation reiterated this line to me today as a genuinely realistic possibility as the CME has approached Deutsche Borse in the past. But looking through the cuts (journalistic parlance for past articles) it's not immediately evident the CME has made any past approaches for Deutsche Borse.
If you, however, come across any evidence of CME's current or historical interest in Deutsche Borse do get in touch via the usual channels...