Theresa May could travel to the US to meet Donald Trump as soon as next week
Theresa May is expected to fly over to the US as early as next week after President Trump's team said the billionaire businessman wants to mimic the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, who developed a close relationship in the 1980s.
The visit has been part of a secret plan being worked on by Downing Street over the last week.
A Whilehall source, said: "They are really, really keen to capture the Reagan-Thatcher idea: A new populist in the White House and a strong woman in Number 10.
"They want to rekindle that as soon as possible."
A Downing Street spokesman said plans had not been finalised yet but refused to deny Mrs May would travel to the United States as early as next week.
Hours after Mr Trump's inauguration on Friday afternoon, the future of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU was thrown into doubt after the White House's website page on the deal was wiped.
Negotiations on the trade deal started in February 2014 but talks came to a standstill under Barack Obama.
During the election campaign Donald Trump said he would bin the beleaguered deal and it appears just hours into his presidency he has kept his promise.