Simon Cowell has hired a team of top lawyers to help get Cheryl Cole a U.S. working visa, reports.

The music mogul — who hired the Girls Aloud singer as a judge on U.K. TV talent show The X Factor — is so keen to kick start the star’s career in America he is doing everything he can to convince authorities to allow her to sing in the country.

Cheryl has been struggling to obtain the essential paperwork after being convicted of assault in 2003.

A source said: “Simon was dazzled by Cheryl’s performance on The X Factor.

“He’s certain he can turn her into a global star, but he just needs to iron out her visa problem. He’s employed a firm of experts in Miami and is confident they will be able to reach some kind of arrangement.”

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