Robbie Williams is set to sign a new record deal just eight months after rejoining Take That, it has been claimed.
The 37-year-old singer, who has found renewed success with The Flood singers since reuniting with them in July, is said to have been offered a solo deal with Take That's label Universal.
However, Robbie will complete his touring commitments with Take That later this year before embarking on a new solo career.
A source told the News of the World: 'Robbie has been very committed to this Take That project and can't wait to tour with the guys but he never said he wouldn't record his own music again.
'It's important for him to have his own solo deal because he is one of the most successful British recording artists.'
Robbie is thought to have decided to go with Universal, instead of former record label EMI, who signed him in 2002 for £80million, because he was impressed with how they have promoted Take That's reunion.
The source added: 'He has every major record company chasing him to sign a new solo contract but there is no need to rush because he is fully committed to Take That until the end of this album campaign.'
Robbie's bandmate Gary Barlow hinted earlier this year that the reunion would not be a lengthy one, saying Take That worked better as a four-piece.
He said during an interview on Radio 2: 'I think even moving forward, I know we’re back with Rob right now, but we still see our future as a four-piece band.
'We see Take That as a four-piece band in general.
'When we came back in 2005 we had the conversation, "Can we do this as four?" Thanks to the fans who bought the records, we proved we can.'
Robbie rejoined Take That last summer 15 years after he walked out on the group at the peak of their Nineties fame.
The remaining members Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald disbanded in 1996, before reuniting in 2005.
After Robbie rejoined, their latest album Progress became the fastest selling album of the century when it sold 235,000 copies in one day upon its release in November last year.
Tickets for their Progress Live Tour - which kicks off in May - also broke sales records for shifting 1.1million tickets in one day when they went on sale.