Facebook Looks to Buy Former Sun Campus: Report

Facebook is looking to buy the former campus of Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley to accommodate is growing workforce of more than 2,000 employees, the San Jose Mercury News reported Monday.

The social networking company is near to buying the 57-acre former Sun campus off Willow Road in Menlo Park, Calif., the paper reported, citing several sources familiar with Facebook's plans.

The campus housed about 3,000 Sun Microsystems employees until last year, before it was bought by Oracle , the paper said.

Facebook just raised $500 million in financingfrom Goldman Sachs and a Russian investment company.