Wells Fargo & Co. is trying to sell nearly a quarter of its $4.4 billion credit card portfolio, but few takers have come forward, say sources familiar with the bidding process.

The available accounts are said to be of less than prime quality and outside of the San Francisco-based bank's core consumer market. Wells, which recently agreed to a merger with Norwest Corp., is signaling that it does not have national ambitions in credit cards.

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