Rebekah Brooks will return to News Corp as chief executive of its UK division a year after she was cleared in the phone hacking trial, it has been reported.
The Financial Times claims that Mrs Brooks is set to return to the senior job, and the announcement could be made as soon as early September.
Mrs Brooks, who edited The Sun and The News of the World in a long career at the organisation, quit the job four years ago at the height of the hacking scandal.
She was cleared of all charges following a 138-day trial, and speculation has grown in recent months that she will be making a return to the firm.
A spokeswoman for News Corp said: "As we have said before, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks and when we have any announcements to make we will let you know."