Madonna is set to be single for Christmas this year (13) after splitting from her toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat, according to a U.S. report.

The couple's three-year relationship is said to have come to an end due to difficulties with work commitments.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reports Madonna, 55, and Zaibat, 25, split after the dancer agreed to move to France to work on the country's version of U.S. Tv talent show Dancing With The Stars.

The report comes just weeks after a representative for the singer dismissed rumours of an engagement.