It is reported that Jennifer Lopez has "reached an agreement on the major deal points" to rejoin American Idol, with will.i.am tipped to become a new judge on the US music talent show.

Deadline.com, which broke the story, says that an announcement is expected in the coming weeks, and speculates that the deal is worth around $15m to Lopez.

Host Ryan Seacrest and judge Keith Urban will also return for the show's 13th season.