Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail is in an advanced stage of talks with American Eagle Outfitters to open standalone outlets of the US fashion brand popular with the youth, two people in the know of the matter said. The retail arm of the Aditya Birla Group is looking for the rights to sell the brand both offline and online in India, one of the people said. NYSE-listed American Eagle operates around 1,000 stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, China, Japan and several countries in the Middle East. A spokesperson for Aditya Birla Fashion said the company does not comment on “market speculations,” while American Eagle did not respond to an email sent recently seeking comment.