“Simon is desperate to make a new Spice Girls album,” a source told The Sun.
“He kept asking if they were going to be producing new music and said if so, he wants to do it with them. He even went as far as warning Mel that they’d better not talk to any other labels before meeting with him. Mel deliberately kept coy and told him they ‘hadn’t finalised everything’, but he wouldn’t leave it alone.”
Meanwhile, the father-of-one previously revealed not signing the group – which includes Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Horner and Mel B – was the biggest “regret” of his music career.
“Spice Girls is probably my biggest mistake,” he says. “I offered them a deal, but they didn’t want to sign to me, so that kind of hurt at the time.”
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT airs Tuesdays at 8:00 PM on NBC.