British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann nearly 10 years ago have been granted £85,000 to extend the search for a further six months.

The British Home Office has granted officers the funds to continue the probe until September.

Three-year-old Madeleine disappeared from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007.

Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have vowed to "never give up" hope of finding their daughter.

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There is one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to, the Sunday Express reported.

To date a total of £11.1 million has been spent looking for Madeleine.

- PA, AAP