The girlband - Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall - claimed they were currently not interested in relationships because they are too busy with plans for their first record and the X Factor tour.
Pinnock explained that the band had learned from other celebrities' negative experiences with sports star boyfriends.
Edwards said: "I've been warned to stay away from footballers by my brother, so I'm going to do as I'm told otherwise I'll get dead legs."
Pinnock commented: "I think we've learnt from people in the past, to just not go there with footballers. They just don't seem like very nice men, do they?"
Edwards added: "I don't really have time for relationships, let alone footballers."
18-year-old Edwards was rumoured to have shared a brief romance with One Direction's Zayn Malik after they met during the recording of this year's X Factor charity single 'Wishing On A Star'. She has denied they were anything more than friends and the pair are believed to have parted ways.
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