Former world champions Amir Khan and Kell Brook are inching closer to a grudge match showdown in 2022.

The two fighters have been discussing the possibility of a fight for several years, but for one reason or another the contest never came off.

According to The Mirror, the two fighters have agreed to collide at a catch-weight of 150-pounds.

Brook has been out of the ring since last fall, when he suffered a knockout loss at the hands of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

On the other side, Khan has been inactive since stopping Billy Dib in the summer of 2019.

"When you’ve been in the game for 26 years, you lose the taste for it,” Brook told IFL TV. "I need a big massive fight to get my teeth into.

"And the fight we all want to see is the guy from Bolton. I've signed my part of the fight. He just needs to come forward and sign his part and we've got the biggest fight in British boxing.

"We've signed our bit, we're doing what we're doing. Listen, we don't need to hide about it, everybody knows there are whispers. Everybody knows this fight needs to happen. I've not been in front of a camera. He's been saying he wants it. I've done my thing, let's see if he does his, and we've got the biggest fight in British boxing.

"I've got a feeling that the timing is now, but I've said that before, who knows with this guy. That's the only fight that will excite me in boxing.”

Brook would also be open to the idea of a future fight with rising welterweight Conor Benn, who faces former world champion Chris Algieri next month.

“Of course I would [consider an offer],” Brook continued. “He’s an up and coming hungry fighter.

"I believe I have plenty left. I’m doing things in the gym that I’ve always done. I’m a one off. I can mix it with the best in the world.”