While speaking with CNN Money Windows CFO Tami Reller said that they have they have already discussed the possibility of iTunes for Windows 8 with Apple and that “the welcome mat has been laid out. It’s not for lack of trying.” Despite these efforts, Reller is of the opinion that users shouldn’t expect it “any time soon.”

The Verge, citing unnamed sources inside Microsoft, reports that iTunes is one of the most searched for app in the Windows Store and Redmond has been trying to convince Apple to develop a start screen app for Windows 8 since quite some time now. Microsoft has already secured apps for some of the most used services on the web like Twitter, Netflix within a relatively short period of time.

According to Reller most of the popular iOS apps available on iTunes will be available on Windows 8 but she said, “that’s not just our goal, but it’ll be realistic to achieve that.”