But subsequent reports suggested the Hero hitmaker had dropped out of the deal and a statement released through Iglesias' spokeswoman has now confirmed plans for a joint tour will not be going ahead.

The statement reads, "Unfortunately, Enrique Iglesias and Britney Spears will not be touring together. Despite initial reports based on formal discussions of the possible run, Enrique will continue on his solo tour in support of his new album Euphoria.

"Enrique has great respect for Britney and is a longtime fan of her work. He is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused to anyone."