China-based Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry, the struggling Canada-based smartphone maker, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

Lenovo was rumoured to be purchasing BlackBerry earlier this year, but the company denied it at the time. Now that BlackBerry is up for sale and has several parties lined up for bids, Lenovo's name has resurfaced.

The rumours follow the announcement in September that BlackBerry plans to shed 4,000 jobs in the coming months and pull out of the consumer space to focus on enterprise and prosumer offerings, as it looks for a buyer. 

Other potential buyers in recent months include former BlackBerry CEO Mike Lazaridis, Fairfax Financial, Google,SAP, and Cisco. 

Specific details regarding Lenovo's look to buy BlackBerry are still slim. We're awaiting more information.