A Sprint retailer could be coming soon to a RadioShack near you.
According to Bloomberg, the struggling electronics retail chain has a bankruptcy restructuring plan in mind and it may involve offloading some of its store leases to Sprint.
The report cites an unnamed source who says RadioShack is looking to trim down to 2000 to 3000 stores from the more than 4000 it currently operates. The number of leases Sprint might take over is not clear.
Sprint spokesman Scott Sloat declined to comment.
Rumors of Sprint expanding its distribution network comes as the carrier has endured years of network setbacks and subscriber exodus. As a result, Sprint has been reducing its workforce.
Since the end of 2012, Sprint has reduced its workforce from 39,000 to 29,000. As a result of the layoffs, Sprint has had to absorb more than $260 million in severance and other related costs.
But as the Bloomberg report points out, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is expecting 2015 to be a year of growth for the carrier, with new Sprint stores in the works.
RadioShack already sells service and devices for major U.S. operators including Sprint.