QPR owner Tony Fernandes plays down interest in David Beckham

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has played down his interest in former England captain David Beckham.

Fernandes stated in September he was keen to sign the 36-year-old, whose deal with Los Angeles Galaxy expires later this month.

However, on Friday he told BBC Sport: "Our strongest area is midfield right now so I'm not even sure where Beckham would fit in.

"He appears happy where he is so that's a long-shot. But never say never."

Beckham has helped the Galaxy reach the Western Conference final in Major League Soccer and his contract runs out after the season-ending MLS Cup final.

His Californian club has indicated it may offer the former England midfielder a new deal, while French side Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the midfielder.

But the 36-year-old is yet to decide where his future lies, although he is known to want to play for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

QPR are currently 12th in the Premier League table, having won three and drawn three of their opening 10 games.