QPR deny Beckham interest

QPR have dismissed speculation linking them with a swoop for David Beckham.

The former England captain, 36, was reported to have been lined up for a move to west London at the end of the MLS season, when his contract with LA Galaxy is due to expire.

But QPR Holdings vice-chairman Amit Bhatia told West London Sport: “There’s absolutely no truth in it.

“David Beckham is a great player and I hope in the next few years we’ll be signing players of such stature, but not now.”

Since last month’s Tony Fernandes-led takeover at Loftus Road, Rangers have signed England internationals Joey Barton, Luke Young and Shaun Wright-Phillips as well as Senegal left-back Armand Traore.

They also beat the transfer deadline to bring in Anton Ferdinand and Jason Puncheon.

All six players are expected to be in contention for next Monday’s game against Barton’s former club Newcastle as part of a new-look Rangers side.

“We’re extremely pleased with the signings. We’ve given ourselves a fair chance of staying up and the feedback we’ve had from the management and fans is that everybody is happy,” Bhatia added.