Adele is planning to move to Los Angeles.

The British singer - who has five-month-old son Angelo with fiance Simon Konecki - rented Sir Paul McCartney's home in the US city when she was preparing for her performance at the Oscars last month but is now said to be looking for a more permanent base in the city to raise her little boy.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Adele can see the benefits of bringing up a child in the US.

"They can be outside, enjoying the weather and loving life out of the spotlight.

"Los Angeles is a great place for children to grow up and she intends on working a lot more with a new album.

"She could afford to put a studio in her house. That way she could beaver away on new music without having to worry."

The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker is said to be taking house-hunting advice from her friend Ayda Field and her husband, pop star Robbie Williams.

The source added: "Adele and her man Simon are looking at a pad in one of the exclusive gated communities of Beverly Hills because Robbie and Ayda have told Adele that she would be able to have enough land not to feel too trapped and she could have the privacy she so desperately needs to enjoy life.

"She knows she's extremely comfortable with money and her lifestyle is very chilled and stress free.

"Her personal life very much comes first right now."

The claims come just a month after Adele - who also owns homes in London and Brighton, South East England - reassured fans she wasn't moving to America.

Speaking in a video link from the US as she accepted a BRIT Award for British Single of the Year for 'Skyfall', she said: "I'm not living here by the way, just in case you think that, I'm coming home!"