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Gary Lineker is heading to BT Sport, according to a report. The presenter has been linked with the broadcaster numerous times over the last few months.

But he's not leaving Auntie. According to the Telegraph, Lineker will sign a new non-exclusive contract with the BBC that allows him to present BT Sport's Champions League coverage.

Lineker will reportedly take a pay cut at the Beeb, where he will continue to present football coverage. He will share presenting duties at BT Sport with current host Jake Humphrey.

Humphrey has just signed a new four-year deal with BT Sport, which sees him expand his role.

As well as hosting the Premier League and FA Cup coverage – which he currently does – he will present UEFA Champions League and EUFA Europa League games.

"I have loved being involved at BT Sport from the very beginning," Humphrey said.

"The last two years have been come of the most enjoyable of my career and on the way we've had some cracking games, part of the reason we've taken the channels from zero to over five million subscribers in the process."

He added: "The next stage is even more exciting as we become the only place to watch live UEFA Champions League.

"Fulfilling a childhood dream to present the Barclays Premier League has been an incredible adventure, and to be able to present big European matches from the world's most iconic stadiums will be another challenge I can't wait to take on."

BT Sport will hold a press conference on Tuesday where it will unveil its line-up of presenters for the coming season.

Source: Telegraph

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