Floyd Mayweather Jr is keen to fight Amir Khan at Wembley Stadium

Floyd Mayweather Jr is keen to fight Amir Khan at Wembley Stadium and repeat the success of Carl Froch and George Groves' bout at the national stadium.

Froch secured an eighth-round knockout against Groves in the IBF and WBA super-middleweight title bout in front of 80,000 on Saturday in the biggest British fight for four decades.

Khan has been chasing a fight with Mayweather Jr for over two years and after laying down another challenge to the unbeaten American at the weekend, the 37 year old has responded claiming he would relish the opportunity to compete in front of a British crowd.

"It's been a goal to come to the UK and put on a spectacular event and the plan is to do just that," he told The Sun.

"I love all my fans in the UK and I want to go there and give a good show at Wembley before I retire. I plan to come in the near future. I want to continue to make history with the mega events we put on.

"The Floyd Mayweather brand is globally recognised. The warm welcome over there in UK is a good indicator of the magnitude of success a fight would have. We're looking forward to it in the future."

Mayweather Jr, who has three fights remaining on his Showtime Television contract, has continually dodged a meeting with Khan – recently deciding to fight Argentine Marcos Maidana in May while the Brit beat Luis Collazo impressively on the undercard.

After watching Froch and Groves compete in front of a capacity crowd at the national stadium, Khan is confident a meeting in 2015 with Mayweather Jr – unbeaten in 46 professional fights – would eclipse that bout.

"I think it will be the biggest fight ever in Britain," he said. "Global interest would come to England and we'd sell out Wembley.

"I really want to bring this fight to the UK. I've fought all over the world and been top of bill but this would be so much bigger.

"They have done a fantastic job hyping Groves and Froch but this fight is on another level. Floydis boxing. Britain would shut down. It would be like the World Cup final of boxing."

A potential meeting between the pair was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when Mayweather Jr split with Golden Boy Promotions – the co-promoter of his fights alongside his own company Mayweather Promotions – after Richard Schaefer's resignation as chief executive.

Khan signed a deal with Golden Boy in April, in a deal which was expected to ease negotiations over a potential meeting.

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