Zayn Malik is reportedly planning to quit boy band One Direction.

According to the Sunday People, the 21-year-old singer is eager to settle down with his fiancée Perrie Edwards.

"Zayn is fed up with the whole fame thing. He loves singing and his fans but he just wants a quiet life now. He has become increasingly disappointed with the little amount of time he can spend with Perrie," a source said.

"Unfortunately she is in a band too, they have so little time together.

"Zayn appreciates how lucky he is, but life is about family for him and he is seeing too little of his loved ones," the insider continued.

However, Malik might want to stay a little longer as One Direction won top honours at the American Music Awards 2014, held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles.

The band picked up three awards at the event, including Artist of the Year, Favourite Band and Favorite Album.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that US host Matt Lauer asked if Malik had a drug problem, after he failed to turn up on The Today Show.

On 17 November, he was noticeably absent when the British boy band members, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan appeared on the NBC morning show to promote their latest album, Four.

"I'm really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend. That's why I couldn't fly to America," Malik had later told The Sun.