In the wake of breakup rumors surrounding One Direction, it's now being reported that music giant Sony is courting member Harry Styles for a "mega solo deal." The company's top executives (which already has the singer on their books through Simon Cowell's Syco Label) are determined to make Harry's solo material a top priority for 2016. In addition, industry heavyweight Irving Azoff has reportedly been giving advice to the singer for well over a year as he is close friend's with his son Jeff Azoff.

While the members have not addressed any of the solo project rumors, the band has confirmed that a new album is in the works which Niall took to Twitter to confirm.

Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve ! Can't wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform

— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 24, 2015

Until more news arrives, you can catch One Direction touring through October with their fifth studio album (and first without former member Zayn Malik) featuring their latest record-smashing hit "Drag Me Down" due out this November according to Billboard.