Zayn Malik wants 1D songwriter's help
Zayn Malik reportedly wants One Direction songwriter Jamie Scott to pen songs for his solo LP.
The 22-year-old singer - who left the boy band in March - is believed to have attempted to contact Scott, who wrote 1D's number one hit 'What Makes You Beautiful', to help him create his debut record.
However, Jamie is hesitant to get involved with Zayn's project in case it affects his relationship with the other boys - Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles - in the future.
A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Zayn knows Jamie is a ticket to a hit and has been sending messages to him trying to get the songwriter on board. But Jamie feels that working with Zayn could cause problems because of his history with the band."
Zayn is said to be planning to release his first solo effort as soon as One Direction finish promotion for their upcoming new album 'Made in the A.M.' and take their announced hiatus.
The source added: "In any case Zayn won't be releasing his single until 1D is out the way and a couple of other 1D singles are out."
Zayn has spoken with music manager Sarah Stennett, who helped stars including Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding hit the big time, to help him launch himself as a solo star.