Floyd Mayweather's decision to choose Amir Khan's hometown of Bolton as one of the stops on his world tour has increased speculation that the two will soon go head-to-head in the ring, The Daily Mail reports.
Mayweather - who will feature at a dinner at the Reebok Stadium in June - was initially supposed to fight Khan in Las Vegas last weekend, but eventually the unbeaten American opted to select Marcos Maidana as his opponent - with Khan reduced to a lesser bout on the same card against Luis Collazo.
Both fighters came through those respective bouts unscathed, although fierce Argentine Maidana posed Mayweather more problems than he has been accustomed to receiving in recent years.
Despite appearing to have been treated somewhat shabbily over recent months, it is evident that former Olympic silver medalist Khan is still desperate to secure a fight with the man who many have dubbed as the most impressive boxer of his generation.
With Mayweather looking to fight again in September, Khan revealed earlier this week that he could not possibly make such a date due to a lack of preparation time after Ramadan.
However, that certainly doesn't mean that he won't have the opportunity to fulfil his lingering dream before Mayweather finally calls time on a truly illustrious career.
'Money's' presence in Bolton may just be a pure coincedence, of course, but that won't stop the rumour mill being sent into overdrive.