A deal to secure a May 2014 bout between Floyd Mayweather and British fighter Amir Khan is set to be completed soon, reports suggest.

According to reports from the Sunday People cited by the Daily Mirror, the fight is set to be confirmed this week with Khan having already signed his part of the deal and with Mayweather expected to do likewise this week upon his return to America.

The same source claims that Khan will bank around £3.5 million as a result from a contest that is likely to take place in the welterweight division at Las Vegas' MGM Grand on May 3. 

If such reports are indeed accurate, then it appears as if Khan will face a daunting test.

Although the fight obviously has its financial merits, as any bout with Mayweather would, the American is a truly formidable opponent.

The 36-year-old, nicknamed 'Money', is widely regarded as the most-complete boxer of his generation and the 1996 Olympic bronze medalist boasts an unbeaten record through his 45 professional fights.

Mayweather's last victory came against Mexican  light middleweight Saul Alvarez back in September while Khan, whose popularity has traditionally fluctuated wildly, also secured victory in his last fight against Julio Diaz in Sheffield last April.

Although a competitor with Khan's confidence and self-belief will undoubtedly fancy his chances against Mayweather, that is a view unlikely to be shared by many within the sport.

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