Struggling pop star Victoria Beckham is poised to sign a multi-million-dollar deal to launch her own clothing range.

The singer has struggled to garner success as a solo artist since her glory days in the Spice Girls, and now she's hoping her love of fashion will help her secure a lucrative new career.

Victoria was reportedly in Italy last week (ends26MAR04) to finalise contracts with a number of manufacturers. She previously held discussions with DOLCE E GABBANA with the intention of setting up her own label with the clothing empire.

A pal says, "Victoria has a keen business brain and is a fashion icon. So it makes perfect sense for her to launch her own range."

Victoria's designer wear - provisionally called VB - follows in the line of other superstars who have launched their own clothing range, including Jennifer Lopez, SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and Eminem.

28/03/2004 14:44