Zayn Malik is planning to move to Los Angeles permanently.

The former One Direction star - who quit the band six months ago in order to live a ''normal life'' - is currently Stateside working on solo material and doesn't look set to move back to the UK anytime soon as he was reportedly heard chanting ''f**k London'' at a party recently.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''He definitely seems happier over there and doesn't act as though he wants to come back to the UK any time soon.

''It's the lazy Californian lifestyle he loves. What he said at the party sums up his attitude. He's done with Britain.''

And it seems the 22-year-old star - who is reportedly looking to buy a lavish home across the pond - isn't afraid to make his hatred towards the UK known as he took to Twitter on Thursday (24.09.15) to share a cryptic message with fans.

Zayn - who was raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire - wrote: ''I don't want you to wait for me, I'm not coming home.''

The post comes just days after his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards, 22 - who he dumped via text message in July - was seen cosying up to backing dancer Rycardo Gomez after the Apple Music Festival in London.

Meanwhile, Zayn certainly hasn't been short of female attention since his split from Perrie as he's been romantically linked to a string of famous women including; Kylie Jenner, Rita Ora and Burberry model Neelam Gill.