Gossip: Microsoft interested in Ebay?

The New York Post is reporting that Microsoft may be out to buy Ebay. Several anonymous sources with the paper say the talks have been going on for several weeks and Microsoft plans on merging the online auctioneer with Microsoft's MSN portal. The talks are continuing, but have slowed down because executives are concerned about antitrust issues, the publication claims.

So far neither eBay nor Microsoft have commented on the rumor.