QPR boss Harry Redknapp will be backed by chairman Tony Fernandes over his pursuit of departing LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.

The People says Redknapp will need all his powers of persuasion to convince Beckham to snub lucrative offers from Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar, Brazil, China and Russia to join the QPR relegation battle. ­Redknapp starts work as QPR's new boss with the brief of keeping the club in the Premier League.

And he wants Beckham to give the club the biggest boost possible by agreeing to finish his playing career at Loftus Road.

Redknapp's bid to sign Beckham on a free transfer will be backed by QPR owner Tony Fernandes, who ­attempted to sign the former ­England captain last year.