LATEST: Soccer ace David Beckham has described the latest batch of kiss-and-tell stories against him "absurd" - stating he is now seeking legal advice.

The Real Madrid player is infuriated after model SARAH MARBECK became the second woman to claim she had an affair with Beckham since he married former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA in 1999.

And now the England soccer captain is talking to lawyers with a view to launching action against tabloid THE NEWS OF THE WORLD, which also published allegations by former PA REBECCA LOOS.

A statement released read: "The couple continue to dismiss these stories and will not be commenting upon them further."

Marbeck's story has been described as "unsubstantiated" and a spokesperson said the Beckhams have "instructed lawyers".

Victoria and David are now holed up in their palatial English mansion - dubbed "Beckingham Palace" - where they are thought to be discussing the future of their relationship.

12/04/2004 21:09