Since Elan disclosed their interest publicly I assume numbers are finalized between the both parties
usually no one discloses during negotiations i think the offer numbers are worked out already. if that is the case Joe and Amarin must disclose offer details per Irish laws even if it is not a final binding offer
The exact comment was that they were 'looking' at AMRN. Hell, 4-6 other BP's are also 'looking' at AMRN. And, if you read the subsequent comments he made, this was just a response to an inquiry about AMRN. He would have looked stupid not to say that they are aware of AMRN and have their eye on it.
Joe Z has too big of an ego to let someone else steal his part in this buyout or partner process.
This is context of the comments gone crazy !