David Beckham is reportedly in talks with Adidas to design the kits for his new MLS team, surprising many who expected his fashion designer wife Victoria to get the job.
The sportsman is launching a Major League Soccer (MLS) side in Miami, and is reportedly in negotiations with his long-term sponsor Adidas - who he is global ambassador for - to come up with the logos, strips and accessories, rather than giving the job to his fashion designer wife, much to the astonishment of his investors.
A source said: "Victoria won't get the job even though she is one of the world's leading designers. It has surprised many in Miami and among his investors that he would not ask his wife to design the uniforms. Not only would it be the most stylish kit ever, but it would help sales.
"Becks has been having talks with Adidas about them providing a kit deal. They are keen to work with him, as they have had such huge success over the past two decades."
Though David insists he hasn't yet chosen his team colours or style, it is claimed he is planning a "vintage Manchester United"-type kit, and will still ask Victoria - with who he has children Brooklyn, 14, Romeo 11, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two - for "input" on the designs.
The source added to the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: "Knowing David, he will show Victoria and ask for her input, but they will not be partners on this project.
"Victoria is focusing on expanding her fashion ranges in New York."