Prince to play UK this summer?

Rumours are rife that Prince is set to return to the UK as part of a summer world tour. With no Glasto this year it's doubtful the US legend would play a festival - but a huge outdoor gig could be on the cards...

Prince has not played in the UK since he last toured in 2002, but that could all be about to change.

The controversial singer, who was the world’s highest grossing artist in 2004, is rumoured to be in talks with major UK venues with a view to touring later this year.

Prince is due to release a new album ‘3121’ mid-spring, and having toured America extensively during the last few years, he could be setting his sites on Europe to kick off any tour.

News of any UK dates would come as a blow to Glastonbury boss, Michael Eavis, who has made no secret of recent efforts to sign up the eccentric star as a headliner for the Somerset festival.

Glastonbury Festival is having a year off in 2006 to rest the Worthy Farm site. But what money on Prince to headline Glasto 2007?