George Michael to record duet with Adele?

It is 'no secret that he adores' the '21' songstress, say sources

George Michael wants to record a duet with Adele, according to reports.

The Mirror claims that Michael, who presented the ’21’ songstress with her Brit Award for Mastercard British Album Of The Year earlier this month, is working on a new album and is eager to work with the Tottenham soul singer.

With the former Wham! man now recovering after his battle with pneumonia at the end of last year, a source said:

George is working on his album for the first time since his life-threatening illness and he’s in great shape. It is no secret that he adores Adele.

They went on to add: “He even left his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz in Australia for three days while he flew in to present Adele with her Brit. Adele has been an admirer of George’s tunes for as long as she can remember, and was so touched that George presented her [with her] Brit Award.”

Michael was admitted to Vienna’s AKH hospital in Austria last November, after ill health forced him to cancel a gig in the Austrian capital. He also later had to shelve all of his remaining tour dates for 2011 and reschedule them for this year.

He was released from hospital in December last year, and subsequently revealed that his condition had been “touch and go” and that the doctors in Austria had spent three weeks keeping him alive.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, it was confirmed that sales of Adele’s album ’21’ had overtaken Michael Jackson’s seminal LP ‘Bad’ in the UK and she is now the owner of the eighth biggest selling album of all time in the UK, with sales of 4.02 million.

She is also fast closing in on Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers In Arms’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, which are the sixth and seventh biggest sellers of all-time in the UK. To leapfrog both albums, ’21’ only needs to shift another 150,000 copies.

Adele recently stated that she will be heading into the studio to begin work on the follow-up to ’21’ in the coming weeks.