Justin Bieber has expressed his crush on ousted domestic 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole in the past, and the teen is looking to take things a step further. No, his girlfriend Selena Gomez needn't worry, since The Biebs is looking to working with the British singer in a professional capacity, not a romantic one. Cole is 28 to The Biebs' 17, so it ain't happening other than on the recorded level.

According to The Mirror, The Biebs' manager Scooter Braun is in deep discussions with Cole, known as "Chezza" in her native land. The Biebs would work with Chezza on her third solo album.

A source close to the situation said that "Cheryl is beyond excited about her new album and Bieber’s team are deep in talks with her’s to make a hit." Cole's next platter is due out in 2012. She has reportedly been working with hitmaking producer Alex Da Kid in New York. Adding The Biebs to that mix would only serve Chezz and the album well. It could be one of the hottest collaborations of 2012 if these two global stars collide.

Bieber flirted mightily with Cole when he appeared on the British version of 'X Factor,' where she serves as a judge, winking at her and telling her to call him. Such a charmer, that Biebs.