Parting ways with the niche brands is said to be aimed at attracting mainstream automakers for a potential buyout.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reportedly considering strategies to narrow its brand portfolio.

The company could spin off Maserati and Alfa Romeo, parting ways with the niche brands in an attempt to make the company more attractive to mainstream automakers for a potential buyout, according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed insiders.

The automaker is also allegedly considering alternative plans that could split just its parts businesses, such as Magneti Marelli, Teksid and Comau.

FCA has maintained a presence in investment headlines recently after an alleged leak claimed the company was involved in buyout talks with a major Chinese automaker. The initial report was met with denials from several of the biggest names, including Geely and Guangzhou Automobile Group.

The latest reports have focused on interest from Great Wall Motor, though the first leaks claimed the company was only interested in buying Jeep.

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has relentlessly pursued a merger ahead of his planned retirement in 2019.