A Bloomberg report today potentially confirms Apple's intent to offer $6 billion for Universal Music, as reported last week.

Vivendi director Claude Bebear told Bloomberg that Apple CEO Steve Jobs: "Will probably make an offer for the music business for about $6 billion." He also calls the offer "a bit low".

In various reports, General Electric, Viacom and Liberty Media chairman John Malone have also been named as potential bidders for the group.

If successful, the purchase would double Apple's sales and give the company a platform from which to dominate the emerging market for digital music downloads.