BRIEF-Steve Cohen Says Negotiating Agreement With Sterling Partners To Increase Investment In New York Mets

Dec 4 (Reuters) -

* THE STERLING PARTNERS AND STEVE COHEN ARE NEGOTIATING AN AGREEMENT IN WHICH STEVE COHEN WOULD INCREASE HIS INVESTMENT IN THE NEW YORK METS - STATEMENT

* FRED WILPON TO REMAIN CONTROL PERSON, CEO OF NY METS FOR 5 YRS AS PART OF AGREEMENT BEING NEGOTIATED WITH STERLING PARTNERS - STEVEN COHEN STATEMENT

* STEVE COHEN TO CONTINUE AS CEO OF POINT72 ASSET MANAGEMENT AND HIS STAKE IN METS TO CONTINUE TO BE MANAGED BY HIS FAMILY OFFICE-STEVEN COHEN STATEMENT