Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beckham's home shopping at Lake Como

David and Victoria Beckham are said to be in negotiations to buy George Clooney's Italian villa home on the shore of Lake Como.

Beckham, who has been living in a hotel since joining AC Milan on loan in December, is disillusioned with members of the public and photographers hanging around outside.

The 30-room Villa Oleandra is just 39 miles from Milan - and Beckham is already well acquainted with it having stayed there with his wife as Clooney's guests last year.

Italian media reported that Beckham, 34, had told friends:

'I have fallen in love with the beautiful countryside. It's peaceful, quiet and near Milan. It would be great for the family.'

The Beckhams' friendship with Clooney has made them favourites to get the villa, which is on the market for £20million.

Clooney, 48, bought the villa( below) in the town of Laglio for £10million in 2002.

The Beckhams already own a £14million house in Beverly Hills (shown below) , where Mrs Beckham, 35, and their three children have lived during his loan from LA Galaxy.

They also own 'Beckingham Palace' (shown below) in Hertfordshire and a home in France.

Property prices around Laglio have shot up since Clooney bought the villa at Laglio on Lake Como and which has it's own private jetty into the water, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and beautifully manicured gardens.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stephen Ireland loves Manchester United!!!

Footballer Stephen Ireland bought partner Jessica Lawlor a £260,000 Bentley for her birthday last October, decked out in the red and white colours of opponents Manchester United.(

But it seems he has had seconds thoughts already, and splashed out another £30,000 to have the GTC soft top touched up with a matt black bonnet and a new black roof.( that match the colours of Juventus....but that's ok)

The 23-year old Irish midfielder, who bought Jessica the car for her 24th birthday, earns £70,000 a week, but it seems he has more money than sense.

After all, it's not the first time he's had a car customised in his rival team colours. He initially did up his £97,000 Audi R8 in red and white, before spending £10,000 re-customising the luxury vehicle to City blue and white instead. One thing for sure, Ireland's favourite colours- red + white, but was FORCED to change to others because of club rivalries.

Ireland clocked up at least £8,000 in upgrade costs on Jessica's Bentley last October, which now proudly shares the driveway with his fleet of flamboyant motors at their £5m home in Cheshire.

" At least £1,000 was spent to change the Bentley's B winged insignia to Jessica's initals JL".

A further £5,000 went on modified bright red alloy wheels rims has Jessica's initials. Keeping my fingers cross- Stephen Ireland to Manchester United FC..That's not totally out of the bracket though..



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