20 Nov 2013

LeBron in talks to invest in Beckham's MLS club

4:26 pm on 20 November 2013

The American basketball superstar LeBron James is in talks with David Beckham about investing in the former England football captain's planned Miami MLS franchise.

James has won back-to-back NBA titles with the Miami Heat and believes a football team would be popular in the city.

He already has a minority stake in Premier League club Liverpool as part of a partnership with the club's owners Fenway Sports Group.

James says Beckham has become a good friend, there's interest on both sides and there is a lot of soccer being played in the area which he would like to help.