Donald Trump in running to buy the five star Doonbeg golf club in Co Clare

The US property mogul who has a range of golf interests around the world including Scotland, is understood to be close to agreeing a deal to buy the resort from investment fund King Street, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.

Receivers were appointed to the five-star Lodge at Doonbeg and Doonbeg Golf Club last month.

At the time, Luke Charleton and David Hughes, of EY, were appointed joint receivers to the business, said they were confident they would find a buyer.