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Gary Lineker is reported to be in talks to join BT Sport as a football presenter.

The mooted signing would be another feather in the broadcaster's cap, having already signed up Jose Mourinho, Ian Wright and Paul Scholes to its team.

However, an agreement with BT Sport wouldn't necessarily mean Lineker would leave the BBC.

According to Broadcast's report, Beeb insiders say the corporation will be flexible, and let him present for BT Sport alongside his BBC duties.

Lineker's current contract states that he can't work for rival UK broadcasters, but is due to expire in spring 2016.

It's thought he would take on the Champions League coverage for BT Sport.

ITV has recently expressed interest in securing Premier League highlights from the BBC when they become available next season.

It wouldn't be Lineker's first presenting job outside Auntie. He has previously hosted Champions League coverage for Al Jazeera, and currently helms a Premier League show for US network NBC.

BT Sport would be his first job presenting football for another UK broadcaster.

BT Sport was rumoured to have approached Lineker back in August about presenting a midweek football show.

When Scholes joined BT Sport in July, Lineker offered his support, tweeting: "Will be very interesting to watch Paul Scholes on @btsport. If he's half as good a pundit as he was a player, he'll be a terrific signing."

Both BT Sport and the BBC declined to comment on the rumour.

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