Brooks
Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial (Reuters)

Rebekah Brooks is set to make a sensational return to the Sun following her acquittal from the 2014 phone-hacking trial, according to reports.

The former chief executive of News International and editor of the Sun is said to have been offered the chance to run the paper's digital and video operations, according to Exaro.

The former editor of the now-defunct News Of The World has been away from the public eye ever since she was cleared of all charges of conspiracy to hack phones, attempting to pervert the course of justice and making illegal payments to a public official at the end of the eight-month trial at the Old Bailey.

It is believed the role to help increase digital subscriptions to the Sun will lead to a step up in another role.

A spokesperson for News UK told IBTimes UK: "Discussions with Rebekah Brooks are ongoing, and focused on a potential new digital business for News Corp, but it's premature to speculate about the details of a position that does not yet exist."

Brooks was reported to be returning to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in March to run social media news agency Storyful, which was purchased by Murdoch for $25m (£16.2m) in 2013.