Wanderers have competition as London comes calling for Beckham

Hopes of bringing David Beckham to the A-League may be fading after new Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp signalled his intentions to sign the former England international.

Beckham, 37, hasn't played in the English Premier League since leaving Manchester United in 2003, but is known to have a close relationship with Redknapp.

Redknapp tried to sign the Beckham on a short-term contract last year at the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season but was blocked by Beckham's former club LA Galaxy.

As a free agent, Beckham is now free to sign for any club and won't be hampered by any transfer fee.

The Wanderers are understood to be interested in bringing Beckham to western Sydney but they wouldn't have the funds to compete with international clubs.

Fellow A-League clubs Melbourne Heart, Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners have each tabled lucrative offers for Beckham who is due to make a decision on his future in late December.

Should he sign for an A-League club it would represent arguably the biggest football signing in Australian sporting history.

Beckham recently told reporters in the US that he "wanted one last challenge before retiring".

His comments grabbed the interest of clubs world-wide with offers coming in from Russia, China and Scotland, where US rapper Snoop Dog is looking to buy into Glasgow giants Celtic and offer Beckham a deal.

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