According to a source, Liam Payne, 25, sent flirty texts to an unidentified model which left her “flattered”. But, the woman in question was left “shocked” after reading reports he is dating Naomi Campbell, 48. Naomi and Liam have not confirmed if they are dating or not, but a source claimed to The Sun Naomi is “having fun”. A source told The Mirror: “Liam was very flirty with the woman – and she was flattered. 

“He sent some very suggestive messages. So she was shocked to later read he was dating Naomi.”

The claims come amid further reports that Naomi warned him not to be “clingy” as insiders revealed they have been enjoying “mind-blowing” sex.

A source told The Sun: “Naomi has told Liam she is enjoying having fun, but that is all she is ready for at the moment.

“She has said she’s found him a bit too clingy and full-on and does not want a committed relationship at this stage.”

The source added he accepted her wishes, but was “crushed” by her remark.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Liam Payne and Naomi Campbell for comment.

Earlier this week, Liam was pictured leaving Naomi’s apartment in New York after he joined her for New York Fashion Week.

The former One Direction singer appeared glum as he swiftly got into a waiting car surrounded by a large entourage.

Ahead of his sighting, he was also spotted arriving into New York’s JFK Airport on Wednesday, shortly after Naomi.

Before New York Fashion Week, a source claimed the pair have been enjoying intimate time together, with Liam being “head over heels” with the model.

A source told The Sun: “He seems head over heels.

“Liam thinks she’s amazing and beautiful and has said their time together has been mind-blowing,” they added.

“He seems really into her and acting like he can’t believe his luck… He obviously likes a beautiful older woman.”

The pair fuelled dating rumours by flirting in an exchange on Instagram.

Naomi commented on a topless snap of the One Direction singer, writing: “Beautiful soul,” along with a heart emoji.

He later replied: “Takes one to know one,” adding a kiss face emoji.

Liam has also commented on a picture of Naomi calling her “perfection in a person”.

Cheryl and Liam split up last year after a two-year relationship.

They have a 23-month-old together called Bear.

Cheryl recently insisted the pair are still friends despite their split, revealing they spent Christmas day together.

She told The Sun on Sunday: “There’s no animosity whatsoever. In fact, Liam spent Christmas day with us.

“He cooked the turkey and everything at our home. His family came on the 23rd, and then he was in the house before I woke up on Christmas Day.”