8 Oct 2015 - 9:38 AM  UPDATED 8 Oct 2015 - 9:38 AM

Reports have emerged that Bjarne Riis is seeking to buy back the team he sold to Oleg Tinkov two years ago - less than a year after Riis supposedly left the sport for good.

Danish publication Ekstra Bladet says Riis has been in negotiation with Tinkov about purchasing the team. Current team general manager Stefano Feltrin didn't exactly pour cold water on the rumour, saying only that "no binding offer has been received to date".

Ekstra Bladet suggests that Riis is keen to return to the cut-and-thrust of professional cycling, having also attempted to buy another as-yet unnamed team, Riis was also apparently speaking to riders at the world road race championship about riding for him next season.