Report: Google, Yahoo "Talking" To Publisher of Classified Ad Papers

Are Google and Yahoo considering hooking-up in one form or another with a large publisher of classified advertising newspapers and web sites? According to several articles including: Google, Yahoo in fight over classifieds and Google and Yahoo court Trader Classified Media - paper both companies are "talking" (acquistion? partnership?) with Amsterdam-based Trader Classified Media, a publisher of 78 print guides and runs 56 Web sites with classified ads for shoppers in 22 countries.

Both articles also mention that eBay is also talking with Trader Classified Media. Neither Google, Yahoo, nor Trader Classfied are commenting on the report.