David Beckham has become an uncle for the fifth time.

The retired soccer star's sister Lynne has given birth to a son Jenson James, and he is overjoyed at the new arrival.

A friend told The Sun newspaper ''David is delighted.''

Lynne's son - her second with partner Kevin Briggs - was born at Queen's Hospital in Romford, Essex and it may have started to convince David and his wife Victoria to have another child of their own.

The couple - who together have sons Brooklyn,14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 8, and a two-year-old daughter Harper - are said to be considering trying for their fifth child.

The source added: ''[Victoria] and Lynne have got broody at similar times.

''Her pregnancy got Vic thinking. She and David haven't ruled out another nipper.''

The family enjoyed time together over Christmas after spending time with Gordon Ramsey, his wife Tana and their children Megan, 14, Matilda,10 and 12-year-old twins Jack and Holly.

An insider previously revealed: ''It will be a traditional Gordon Ramsey Christmas, Victoria sees this as her one true day off, and because they're going to Gordon's she doesn't have to do a thing.

''Vic likes to really relax at Christmas, so she isn't even planning to dress up.''