The pair, who were both named amongst the nominees for the Brit Awards earlier this week, are hoping to enter the studio together to work on a “genuine collaboration”, says the Daily Star Sunday.
Sheeran, who has been nominated for Best British Single, Best British Album, Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male, said:
Jessie and I are talking about a duet. I don’t want either of us simply to feature on the other person’s song. I want it to be a genuine collaboration where we both sing equal amounts.
According to the Sunday Mirror, meanwhile, J – who has been nominated for Best British Single, Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act – is eager to write material for X Factor winners Little Mix.
Speaking about the possibility of penning tunes for the girl band, she said: “I’d love to write for them as they’re great girls and have brilliant voices.”
It was revealed earlier this week that Ed Sheeran has recorded a duet with rapper Example. Jessie J‘s ‘Price Tag’ duet with BoB, meanwhile, was the biggest-selling collaboration of 2011.