Novell (NOVL +3.1%) plans to accept bids from potential acquirers this week, and sources say as...

|By:, SA News Editor

Novell (NOVL +3.1%) plans to accept bids from potential acquirers this week, and sources say as many as 20 companies - most, and perhaps all, are private-equity firms - have expressed interest. The offers are expected to top Elliott Associates' original $5.75/share.