Whitbread is negotiating its 50% stake in Pizza Hut to its UK joint-venture partner Yum Brands. An agreement could come as soon as this week. The Sunday Times quotes one unidentified analyst who said £100m would be an acceptable price. Whitbread is also thought to be moving closer to selling TGI Friday’s to the restaurant chain’s US brand owner, Carlson. The Sunday Times (Business) 30/07/06 page 1