Direction member Niall Horan tweeted the news on Wednesday, writing, “In the studio with our boy @justinbieber last night, it’s gona sound great!”
Fans and music sites quickly reported that they were working on a song for Bieber’s upcoming album Believe.
In addition, according to the Huffington Post, Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, added to the speculation, tweeting about the potential duet, “[A collaboration is] very possible. He likes them and thinks they are good dudes. All people of that generation should be there to help each other.”
However, a rep for Justin Bieber has slammed the rumors, telling GossipCop.com, “They just came by the studio and heard some of the album Believe.”