The Week: City news - Icahn calls for Yahoo! seats

Carl Icahn, the rebel shareholder at Yahoo! who has been lobbying for the replacement of Yahoo!'s board with executives in favour of a sale to Microsoft, may be offered a seat on the board he is threatening to remove.

Yahoo! is considering offering him two seats, but the 5 per cent shareholder is thought to be seeking no fewer than four seats, to regain the control needed to re-establish talks with Microsoft.