Rihanna is set to star on Cheryl Cole’s new album.

The ‘You Da One’ singer is said to be a fan of the ‘Fight for This Love’ hitmaker and keen to team up with her on a track for her third album, which is rumoured to be due out in March.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “It’s a big year for Cheryl. She can’t wait for her fans to hear the music she’s been passionately working on over the past 12 months.

“She has struck up a friendship with Rihanna, who recently duetted with Brit star Calvin Harris. Rihanna thinks the world of Cheryl and will work on a party remix with her when they meet up on her next visit.

“The album fuses pop, hip hop, soul and dance. It already has some party anthems on it but Rihanna’s would get everyone up on their feet.”

Cheryl – who has worked with the likes of Taley Riley, Taio Cruz, Alex Da Kid and Patrizio Pigliapoco on the album – has made no secret of her admiration for Rihanna and recently tweeted her, congratulating her on finishing her Loud world tour last month.

The 28-year-old singer wrote: “Congratulations on completing your tour @rihanna. Have an amazing Christmas, well deserved break and another amazing year! #illdrinktothat X (sic)”

Rihanna, 23, replied: “U are a sweetheart! Really!!! Thank you. (sic)”