Harry Styles is apparently hoping to emulate Justin Timberlake.

The British singer makes up one fifth of boyband One Direction, alongside Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne.

There has been almost constant speculation about Harry's future plans recently, with claims he is hoping to strive a path on his own. These rumours were compounded when he bought a property in Hollywood recently, as it's been suggested he wants to move into acting.

"Harry prefers LA because he could be a real star over there. He wants a solo career like Justin Timberlake's," an insider told British magazine Heat. "He's already been writing for Kodaline and [The X Factor USA winners] Alex and Sierra, and recording solo demos. He wants to act, too, and he can't get the real gig if he stays in a boyband that 12 year olds like. He loves 1D, but he feels it could limit his longevity. He asked Kendall [Jenner]: 'How many boybands do you know that keep going for more than five years?'"

Harry and Kendall have an on/off relationship, said to be another reason why the singer wants to relocate.

He's been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles lately and apparently has used it to his advantage by meeting major players in the industry.

"Harry's making connections - he's not taken seriously in the US yet and he wants desperately to change that. He has the big picture in mind and his bandmates know it. It's a matter of time before he goes solo," the source claimed.