The original Sugababes has reportedly signed a £1million record deal.
The trio of Keisha Buchanan, Siobhán Donaghy and Mutya Buena have signed to Polydor Records, according to The Sun, and will release material under a new, yet-to-be-decided name.
A source told the newspaper: “They've been working on new material all year with some high-profile songwriters and producers. The label have started to pick tracks they think will help them be as big as they once were.”
Earlier this year, Emeli Sandé confirmed that she was writing songs for the group. The singer admitted she was working with the trio and was "very happy" to be involved.
It was also reported that the trio are working on new material and are set to record with the Xenomania songwriting and production team (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys) as well as their old producer Cameron McVey, who worked on their 2000 album 'One Touch' and Siobhán Donaghy's debut album 'Revolution In Me' (2003).
The original Sugababes line-up formed in 1998 and released their debut album 'One Touch' in 2000. The new band, who are managed by Felix Howard, will not be known as Sugababes, as Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen are currently working under that name.