Britney Spears is set to make her musical comeback on a new song called 'Hold Me Closer' which is being done in a collaboration with Sir Elton John.

It had been previously speculated that the pair were working on a new version of Sir Elton’s 1971 hit Tiny Dancer.

Sir Elton shared an image on his official Instagram of a rose and rocket emoji with the words “hold me closer” on Monday.

As reported by The Mirror, Britney has become associated with the rose emoji as she used it in a number of social media posts throughout her conservatorship battle.

More information is due to be shared in the coming week, a spokesman confirmed to the PA News Agency.

Rumours of the high-profile collaboration were reported last month by US media outlets, although until now there has been no official confirmation.

It comes as the Toxic singer continues her legal battle with her father Jamie Spears over his alleged misconduct during her 13-year conservatorship.

Last month a US judge denied a motion by Mr Spears that the pop star should return to court to face further questioning over the controversial legal arrangement, which ended in November last year.

Judge Brenda Penny previously ordered that Mr Spears himself be deposed and face questions about alleged surveillance of the singer at her home.