Sam Smith is in talks to record the 'Bond 24' theme.

The 'Lay Me Down' singer is reportedly in negotiations with James Bond bosses about making the iconic track as they are growing tired of waiting for Adele - who won a string of awards for 'Skyfall', her song from the 23rd Bond film of the same name - to confirm whether she wants to do it again.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and astonishing voice to record a Bond theme.

''And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around.

''But from her perspective, how can she better what she did with 'Skyfall'? She won an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe and had a global number one.''

If Sam does land the coveted theme, he will be the first British male vocalist to do so since Duran Duran recorded 'View to a Kill' almost 30 years ago - and the first time a solo male has had the job since Sir Tom Jones in 1965.

The source added: ''Sam would be strong for our brand. It's about time we had a British male singing the title track again.

''Sam's range means he can really dish up passion, energy and excitement when the opening titles roll with the music.''