British pop star Cheryl Cole, 28, may have lost her gig judging the US version of Simon Cowell’s new talent show ‘X Factor,’ but she still has at least one high-profile admirer: tween-sensation Justin Bieber.

Although he flirted with her during an appearance on the British version of the singing competition, the 17-year-old’s intentions were strictly professional. The Mirror is reporting that Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is chatting with Cole’s camp about a possible collaboration on her third solo album, due out next year.

Cole is already working with successful producer Alex Da Kid, and an insider said, “Cheryl is beyond excited about her new album and Bieber’s team [is] deep in talks with hers to make [it] a hit.” Her manager Will.i.am has already worked with Bieber in the past, which only suggests that this new merger will definitely happen.

[PopCrush]