British media speculated that newly crowned Formula One world champion Jenson Button look set to leave the Brawn GP team, bought by Mercedes-Benz on Monday, to join Lewis Hamilton at McLaren.
The Guardian newspaper says Button will sign a three-year contract worth 6 million pounds (euro6.7 million; $10 million) a year to partner Hamilton and give the team a lineup of British drivers who have won the last two F1 titles. Button visited McLaren headquarters on Friday.
Brawn GP chief executive Nick Fry said the team had made Button an offer that it was not going to raise.
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG acquired Brawn GP earlier Monday.