Monday, August 12, 2013
Are The Beckhams buying mansion where Gianni Versace was murdered?
be preparing a £40 million bid for the former
mansion of murdered fashion designer Gianni
The Italian fashion designer was shot on the
doorstep of his Miami home in 1997, and the
retired soccer star is said to be ready to make a
bid on the villa.
According to reports in the Daily Mirror
newspaper, the superstar couple are among the
big names set for an auction next month where
the home will be up for sale.
The property has been used as an exclusive
hotel for many years, and its owners failed to
sell it for £82 million last year.
The potential moves come with speculation
David is planning to start up his own US-based
soccer team, a prospect which excites the
nation's professional league.
A spokesman for Major League Soccer
commented: 'It would be great to have David
involved with us.'
An insider recently added: 'The Beckhams'
people have enquired about the mansion, but
it's all very hush-hush.
'It's an incredibly beautiful family home and
oozes Gianni Versace's style ideas. Posh would
be in heaven. She's positively drooling at the
prospect of living there.
'It'll be very much a second home for them
because they intend to be based in the UK from
now on. But if all goes well with David's football
venture they'll spend a lot of time in Miami and
want a spectacular house right by the water.'