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Football ace David Beckham looks set to net more millions from a venture to flog sports gear online.

The England player will get £1 million cash and a 2.75 per cent stake in the new dotcom. Through the deal he will get a site selling his own range of clothing, sports gear, toys and games over the Net.

The venture will also see the involvement of fellow footballer Michael Owen, who will get £500,000 and a one per cent stake in the company, and Alan Shearer, who stands to earn £375,000 and 0.75 per cent. Other soccer stars believed to have been approached over the deal include Dwight Yorke, Emile Heskey and Graeme Le Saux, today's Daily Mirror reports.

Profits from Beck's share in the company may boost his earnings higher than those of his pop star/catwalk model/TV interviewer wife Posh Spice.

"David is already a massive name, but he's not yet capitalised on his popularity around the world," a source close the deal, which was negotiated between Beckham's sports management company SFX and Harvey Nichols boss Dr Dickson Poon, told the newspaper.

"He is easily the biggest star of the lot who, with his looks and style, will be a huge money-spinner."

David Beckham was this week seen giving a one-fingered gesture to abusive fans after they made remarks about his wife and son, Brooklyn. ®

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