A string of top US hitmakers are reportedly keen to work with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, according to the papers.

The Sun reports that hip-hop stars Timbaland and P Diddy – who have worked with such big names as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado – have both offered their services to Alex, who signed a £3.5m five-album deal in the US earlier this week.

And the paper says that the 20-year-old will fly to the States next month to meet with Simon Cowell and bosses at Epic Records, the label which has signed her.

Alex said on her blog she “could not believe” the deal.

“It’s just so exciting and I can’t even explain how it feels. I’m just so happy, and of course so emotional,” she said,

“Cracking America will be another one of my lifelong dreams that is coming true and I just can’t wait to get in that studio!”