Rolling in the Deep hitmaker Adele has given fans a huge hint that she is set to release a new album later this year (2014) in a cryptic tweet marking her 26th birthday.

Taking to the social networking site, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year."

Adele has previously released two albums, 19 and 21, that represented her age at the time that she wrote them.

The singer first mentioned that she was in the early stages of working on her new album after the Grammys last year.