David Beckham searching for prostitute

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham scratches his head before their MLS soccer match against Columbus Crew in Carson, California, September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

David Beckham is looking for the postitute who claimed she’d had a fling with him to sue her for £5 million.

The football star is searching for Irma Nici, who made the claims and has now gone into hiding in order to serve her with a writ.

The Sun has reported that David is also seeking a front cover apology from In Touch Weekly, who printed the story.

A friend of David’s said: “David is prepared to scour the Earth for this woman, who seems to think she could make up a complete fantasy that is extremely hurtful to him and and his family.

“She has treated his wife and children with such disregard he is not prepared to let this one go.

“He wants everyone held accountable. The magazine, the publishers and the hooker.”

Victoria is standing by her husband but is worried the story will upset the couple’s three children. A source said: “She knows these allegations are a complete falsehood and they will tackle this problem head on, together, as a family.

“Let’s not pretend Victoria wasn’t upset, because she was.

“You don’t want your name plastered all over the media in that context even if it is complete lies. But she and David won’t let it beat them. They are strong and united.”

It is believed that David could sue for damages exceeding £5 million, a unheard of amount in the UK for this type of case.