Supermarket giant Tesco is considering buying the Cherokee range as it embarks on a major expansion of its clothing business, according to the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

A deal with the brand's current owner Cherokee Group may be made in less than two months, according to the paper.

Tesco already holds the exclusive distribution rights to the casual wear brand for the UK market, but doesn't yet have a license for its stores in Asia or on the Continent.

Tesco's chief executive of clothing, John Hoerner, last month confirmed rumours that the group may be interested in buying 'at the right price'.

Cherokee Group put the brand - which has so far been a massive boost to Tesco's sales - on sale for an estimated £200 million earlier this year.