Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs wants to buy the Carolina Panthers - and NBA star Steph Curry is keen on getting involved.

Current owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he will sell the NFL franchise at the end of the season amid allegations made against him of workplace misconduct.

In a video posted on his Instagram, 'Diddy' suggested his first move would be to bring in free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, began sitting or kneeling for the national anthem ahead of games last season, in protest at perceived racial injustice, and the movement spread throughout the league and beyond.

Diddy, 48, also posted a series of tweets confirming his interest in becoming the first majority African American NFL owner.

"I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!" he posted, followed by: "There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let's make history."

Two-time NBA MVP Curry, who is from North Carolina and a huge Panthers fan, responded: "I want in!"