It looks like Paris in the springtime for Becks: Footballer on verge of signing for French giants

The Beckhams have started househunting in Paris – fuelling claims that they are about to leave their Los Angeles base for a new life in France.

David, 36, will line up for LA Galaxy today against Houston Dynamo in the MLS cup final, but is said to be on the verge of signing a lucrative deal with Paris Saint-Germain.

He and Victoria have also started looking at schools in the French  capital for their three sons.

Pastures new? Victoria and David Beckham look set to be heading for France once the football player's contract with LA Galaxy comes to an end

Pastures new? Victoria and David Beckham look set to be heading for France once the football player's contract with LA Galaxy comes to an end

The couple, who will return to their Hertfordshire home for Christmas, are due to announce the decision before Beckham’s five-year deal with LA Galaxy ends on December 31.

‘David is all geared up for the cup final but after that he and Victoria will make the decision over whether or not to accept the Paris deal,’ a source close to the football star says.

‘Once the last match is out of the way, talks will ensue with his management and I suspect they will move very quickly.’

David and Victoria, 37, have ruled out commuting to France from LA, and the whole family is preparing to move to Europe.

‘The deal isn’t sealed but they have made the decision that if they move, they will go as a family,’ added the source.

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham

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Fashion designer Victoria is said to be excited about the move. ‘She thinks it will help develop her brand and that Paris will open doors for her.’

The couple already own a chateau in the South of France but have instructed aides to look for an apartment in Paris.

‘David has been worried about the boys having American accents, and he and Victoria miss their families in the UK. This way they will be closer to home,’ added the source.


She may be one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses, but Twilight star Kristen Stewart doesn’t have the best co-ordination – and producers of the latest film in the saga had some fun with the 21-year-old on set.

‘We pretended to have a very elaborate dancing scene during the wedding sequence because we know Kristen doesn’t like to dance,’ director Bill Condon said at the London premiere of Breaking Dawn: Part 1.

‘You should have seen her face. It was precious.’

Steamy times for Gossip Girl Liz

Engaging: Actress Liz Hurley has her co-stars spellbound

Engaging: Actress Liz Hurley has her co-stars spellbound

Liz Hurley is making a splash on American TV show Gossip Girl.

The 46-year-old, recently engaged to cricketer Shane Warne, has been filming in New York and has young male cast members wrapped around her little finger.

Liz plays mysterious millionairess Diana in the series and appears with Chace Crawford, 25, and Ed Westwick, 24.

A spy says: ‘At the moment Chace’s character Nate is having a torrid fling with Liz. Chace is absolutely loving shooting the scenes, while Ed grew up in Britain and has had a huge crush on Liz since he was a teenager.

‘Ed is hugely envious of Chace’s steamy scenes but as the producers are toying with a storyline that would see Diana revealed as his character’s mother, there will be no love scenes between them for obvious reasons.’


Security for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations will cost the taxpayer a small fortune.

Organisers of next year’s events – which will include numerous overseas tours, a concert at Buckingham Palace and a spectacular pageant on the Thames – estimate the bill could reach £100million.

‘Senior members of the Royal Family will be travelling to the other 15 realms of the Commonwealth and a tour of the UK is being planned for the Queen,’ says a source.

‘The figure for security could reach £100million because of the events and tours, but the Queen is hoping it will all be a huge success.’


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