has approached Britney Spears
and suggested she duet with Cheryl Cole
, reports The Sun
.Will.i.am assisted the X Factor
USA star at the Judges' Houses stage of the competition and is said to have discussed the possibility of working with Cole during his visit.
"There were rumors earlier this summer that the pair were going to duet but it wasn't until this week that Britney
and Will had the discussion," a source told the paper.