English football club West Ham United believe by signing David Beckham at Upton Park would help them win their Olympic stadium bid.
Beckham has prompted global clubs for his signature after he announced that the MLS final on December 1 would be his farewell appearance for Los Angeles Galaxy after five years as a football missionary in the States.
A clutch of Australian A-League clubs, including Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory, have already launched bids.
But there is an open invitation for Beckham to end his career with the Hammers, who regard him as a statesman who will deliver them to the Olympic Stadium.
"He was an ambassador for the London 2012 bid and it would be a fantastic statement if he came to us," the Daily Mirror quoted Irons' co-chairmen David Gold, as saying.
"He's an East end boy and it would be a fitting end to his career. We've also been mindful of his value as an ambassador to help us secure the Olympic stadium," he added.
According to the report, the Hammers tried to lure local boy Beckham to Upton Park two years ago, and ex-West Ham captain Alvin Martin insists that it be would perfect if West Ham manages to swoop Becks.
"He's still got another year or two left in him because he's not all about pace and athleticism. He should go to West Ham - if they are doing as well towards the end of the season as they are now, then why not?" he said. (ANI)