LONDON/WARSAW, June 29 - A deal to sell Polish mobile operator Polkomtel to media mogul Zygmunt Solorz-Zak is due to be signed on Thursday, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.
Solorz-Zak, Poland's second-richest man, opened exclusive talks last week to secure the company, which is expected to be valued at some 18 billion zlotys ($6.5 billion).
Polkomtel has been put up for sale by Vodafone and several Polish state-linked companies -- copper miner KGHM , refiner PKN , utility PGE and coal exporter Weglokoks.
The sources, who asked not to be named, said final negotiations were continuing and that the sellers expected to complete the deal on Thursday, possibly quite late in the day.
"Negotiations are coming to an end," one of the sources said.
The sellers are keen to close the deal by the end of June although the sources noted that the talks have been complicated by the number of parties involved.
Solorz-Zak, Vodafone, PKN, PGE and Weglokoks declined to comment, while KGHM was unavailable. (Reporting by Kate Holton in London and Adrian Krajewski in Warsaw)