Hammers bid for Beckham may be dashed by Paris megabucks

WEST Ham face competition from mega-rich Paris Saint Germain if they revive their efforts to lure former England captain David Beckham to Upton Park in January.

Hammers chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold are long-standing admirers of the evergreen East End-born midfielder, who is quitting Los Angeles Galaxy next month. But Qatar-backed PSG have expressed interest in making another offer to the 37-year-old, who almost joined them last winter.

Clubs in Australia – notably Melbourne Heart – as well as Russia, Brazil and China are also ready to offer Beckham huge deals to join their developing leagues.

Sullivan said in 2010: “I’d love David Beckham. He has massive cult status in east London and has a house near our training ground. He’s from Chingford, which is our heartland. We are the club of east London and Essex.”

First-team football, something West Ham could offer, is high on Beckham’s list of priorities as he weighs up a host of offers.