Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly still is trying to find his way into the team's sale process.

But the Hall of Fame quarterback has sidled up to a business partner in hopes of gaining entry.

The Buffalo News has learned Kelly and bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach met with the Bills' trust Thursday in the Detroit area, where Ralph Wilson Enterprises is located.

Gundlach, from East Amherst, is CEO of DoubleLine Capital, a Los Angeles-based firm that oversees assets worth about $50 billion. Gundlach told the Wall Street Journal in 2011 it was his dream to buy the Bills and keep them in Western New York after Wilson's death.

Gundlach might not have enough cash to take the lead in buying an NFL club, but sources told The News that he and Kelly met with the Bills' trust in hopes of being matched as minority partners with a more formidable party.

The Toronto Sun on Thursday night reported "an unnamed 'L.A. guy' never showed up" to Kelly's meeting. At least that part of the story was false.