Even though he's only just signed the deal to let him play football in LA, David Beckham isn't short of a famous Hollywood friend or two – and if Michael Jackson gets his way he'll be right up there with Tom Cruise deep in David Beckham's inner circle.
OK, that's not strictly true – Michael Jackson has no interest in being friends with David Beckham; he's just after some of the Beckham millions. Reports are suggesting that Michael Jackson has offered to sell his broken-down Neverland ranch to David Beckham and his wife Victoria for the knock-down price of $10 million. And if Neverland alone isn't enough to convince the Beckhams to buy his old house, Michael Jackson may have also strongly hinted that there'll be all the Jesus Juice that David Beckham can drink and a gigantic stash of pretty fruity pornography hidden in the attic waiting for whoever decides to snap up Neverland.
When David Beckham signed to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy football team last week, he can't have fully expected what would become of him. LA is hardly rain-stabbed Manchester or culture-drenched Madrid, so a step into LA would be a step into the unknown for him. Maybe Americans wouldn't be as ready to buy bottles of horrible-smelling David Beckham perfume as his British fans, or let him star in as many mental adverts as his Asian fans. Luckily, though, Tom Cruise convinced David Beckham to go to LA to start a new adventure, and what an adventure it is.
As well as the near-inevitable switch to Scientology – and a stint teaching Maddox Jolie-Pitt to play football – David Beckham has already received an offer he can't refuse from the King Of Pop Michael Jackson. Or an offer he's about to refuse as strongly as he can; Michael Jackson wants David Beckham to buy his old house Neverland, as The Sun reports:
Michael Jackson is trying to flog his Neverland ranch to Posh and Becks for £10million. Cash-strapped Jacko is desperate to sell the 2,800-acre spread, which has fallen into disrepair. And the 48-year-old fallen idol, who fled the property 18 months ago after being cleared of child abuse, has instructed agents to discreetly hand the details to Posh.
No wonder Michael Jackson is so keen to offload Neverland to the first new millionaire in town – as well as a new Will.I.Am-produced album to pay for, Michael Jackson's financial troubles are well-documented. Within the last year alone Michael's lawyers left because they weren't getting paid, Michael's vet sued him because he wasn't getting paid and the legal bills from Michael Jackson's custody fight for his children will also have been a strain on his cash-flow. And those burkas don't come cheap, you know.
However, it's thought that David and Victoria Beckham are going to turn Michael Jackson's offer down. Ostensibly this is because Neverland is 150 miles away from David Beckham's new training ground, although we have a feeling that David Beckham didn't want to buy Neverland because of all the angry workers and dried-up giraffe blood everywhere, along with the sneaking suspicion that he might be sleeping in the place where that cancer victim said Michael Jackson wanked him off.