Jennifer Lopez set to return as judge on `American Idol`

Washington: Jennifer Lopez is reportedly negotiating a spot on the judging panel for the forthcoming series of ` American Idol`.

A source told People magazine that the Latin diva is "very close" to signing an agreement with FOX .

The broadcasting company and Lopez are very happy about it and want it to happen very much, Contactmusic reported.

The 44-year-old singer, who has been on the show since 2011, wants a spot for series 13 after sitting out last season.