Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao are in negotiations to fight one another, both boxers have revealed.

Discussions appear to be in their infancy, with no suggestions yet of a date or venue, but a meeting of the two welterweights would draw worldwide attention.

Pacquiao has held the WBO and lineal welterweight titles since 2016, and is currently in his third reign as WBO welterweight champion.

Boxer-turned-politician Pacquiao, currently serving as a senator of his native Philippines, wrote on Twitter: "My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcement coming soon. #TeamPacquiao"

Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012 and the IBF title in 2011, tweeted: "#Pacquiaokhan What do think? Currently negotiating with Manny #teampacquiao. Coming soon. Watch this space!"

Khan last fought in May, losing to Saul Alvarez for the WBC world middleweight title, while Pacquiao was most recently in action in November, defending the WBC world middleweight title against Jessie Vargas.