David Beckham has promised West Ham he will make a decision soon over whether to spend his remaining playing days at Upton Park.
The 35-year-old former England captain, who was born in East London, is currently contracted with MLS club LA Galaxy.
The midfielder is set to return from an Achilles injury in the coming weeks before coming back to Europe in January.
Beckham has long been linked with a return to his roots at West Ham, and co-owner David Gold is keen to see the veteran wind up his career at the Premier League club.
“We had some discussions with David’s agents a few months ago and it was a possibility,” Gold said in The Sun.
“He’s preoccupied with a few projects but he’s promised he will give every consideration to the possibility of joining us.”