Amir Khan
Khan wants Pacquiao, Marquez and Mayweather.GettyImages

Amir Khan has revealed talks are underway for a showdown with Manny Pacquiao and insists a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr will happen sooner or later.

Khan was overlooked by five weight world champion Mayweather in favour of Marcos Maidana in May and it looks increasingly likely that the Bolton-born fighter will have to wait until 2015 for a meeting with the best pound for pound fighter in boxing.

Mayweather has already confirmed his next fight will take place on 13 September, a date that is at odds with Khan's Ramadan commitments. With Khan looking to schedule his next fight for later in the year in November or December he has been mulling over his possible options and has his eye on both Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Speaking on Ringside, Khan said: "We want to fight the big guys, the top names in boxing. The next time that I want to fight is around November or December. Ramadan is coming up so I am going to spend time at home and enjoy the month.

"I am looking at the likes of Marquez and Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather – they are the big names and that is where I belong fighting, the top guys. There are talks about Manny Pacquiao happening, maybe next.

"So I have left my team, Al Hayman, and my team Kahn Promotions to do everything."

Khan's victory over Luis Collazo on the undercard of Mayweather's victory over Maidana lifted him further into contention for a showdown with Mayweather. Although he concedes a fight is unlikely to happen this year, the Brit has no intention of giving up on his quest to dethrone the American at the summit of the welterweight division.

"The fight between me and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen one day," Khan continued. "As long as I keep winning and putting on great performances, it is definitely going to happen.

"But I cannot do September because of Ramadan. The next time that it could happen is in May. I can fight then so it could be Floyd's next fight after September."

In a tweet earlier this week, Khan appeared to indicate Adrien Broner and Devon Alexander, who was scheduled to fight the Brit last December before it was shelved, are also in his thinking as he plans his next bout.