Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly a candidate to serve as the ambassador to France under President Trump.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is pushing for Loria to get the position, according to the New York Post.
Priebus is also reportedly advocating for GOP activist Georgette Mosbacher to serve as ambassador to Luxembourg; financier Lew Eisenberg for ambassador to Italy; and investor Duke Buchan for ambassador to Spain.
According to a report earlier this month, the Kushner real estate family, led by the brother of Trump's son-in-law, Jared, are in talks with Loria to buy the baseball team.
Joshua Kushner, Jared's brother, and his brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer, have been pursuing the Marlins for months, The New York Times reported.
Jared Kushner is Ivanka Trump's husband and a senior White House adviser.
The Associated Press reported earlier this month that the Marlins owner has a preliminary agreement to sell his team to a New York businessman.
According to The New York Times, Jared Kushner and his father, Charles Kushner, are not participating in the effort.