Lewis Hamilton is reportedly in line to join Ferrari for the 2025 Formula One season.
Ferrari want seven-time champion Hamilton to partner Charles Leclerc after 13 years with Mercedes.
Hamilton signed a new deal until the end of the 2025 season with Mercedes last summer, by which time he would be 40, but it appears he can leave after one year.
An official announcement of the move could come as early as Thursday, according to the BBC.
There have long been rumours of talks between Hamilton and Ferrari, with the constructor admitting they held talks with him in 2019.
But following reports this week in the Italian and Spanish media of a potential move, it has now been confirmed as a genuine possibility in the coming days and weeks.
Hamilton won his most recent world title in 2020, but Mercedes have since struggled to keep pace with Max Verstappen and Red Bull.
Verstappen has won the last three F1 championships, including his highly controversial 2021 win over Hamilton in Abu Dhabi.
Stevenage-born Hamilton, who was knighted in the 2021 New Years Honours list, began his career with McLaren, becoming the first black driver in F1.
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