As soon as Keisha Buchanan left Sugababes a few weeks ago the rumour mill went into overdrive suggesting that the original Sugababes trio could reform and thus make the current incarnation of the girl band an even bigger joke.

And now gossip website Holy Moly is reporting that the reunion is definitely ON.

The threesome of Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy are apparently holed up with a potential producer of new material as well as a record label, which is thought to be Warners.

Holy Moly reports that the girls will all be offered solo deals as part of the contract.

Sugababes originally formed in 1998, but had only limited success before Donaghy was replaced by Heidi Range in 2001. That change coincided with a shift to the dancefloor and the band becoming a regular fixture in the charts, although their popularity has dimmed since Buena left the band in 2005, with Amelle Berrabah coming in. And Buchanan was booted out of the band to be replaced with Eurovision entrant Jade Ewen.

Oddly, it is expected that the current trio of Berrabah, Ewen and Range will be allowed to continue using the Sugababes name, rather than Buchanan, Buena and Donaghy.

A chart battle between the two girl bands would certainly be worth keeping an eye on. Here’s a hastily put together classic Sugababes Spotify playlist to remind you of the original band’s undoubted greatness.