Cheryl Cole is reportedly close to signing a deal to appear on next year’s US X Factor.
The 26-year-old singer, who last week confirmed her availability for the UK version of the talent show, has also apparently signalled that she is planning a move to America.
“She is very close to signing a deal worth millions with Simon [Cowell]. Ashley has been the major factor holding her back,” a source told the Evening Standard.
“But now she will be free to pursue her career in America, where Simon is convinced she could be a huge star.”
The insider added: “He has been trying very hard to get her to sign up for the new show, and will now feel he has a very good chance of getting her to commit.”
I’d take this with a pinch of salt guys.