Soccer ace David Beckham has intensified rumours he's about to transfer from Spain's Real Madrid to British team CHELSEA - by viewing a property near the London club.

Hunky Beckham, who is married to former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA, has been looking into a $8.5 million (GBP4.75 million) lavish estate in Surrey, south England - called Ridgewood House - which is in commuting distance to the Premiership club.

Speculation is that Beckham has been ordered to return to his native country by his wife, following last month's (APR04) revelations of his alleged affairs with Rebecca Loos and SARAH MARBECK.

But despite Beckham's interest in the six bedroom property - which also boasts a swimming pool - his spokesman has dismissed the reports he is about to change clubs as false.

The spokesman says, "The Beckhams do look at properties from time to time as an investment."

20/05/2004 21:02