England soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham, are expecting their fourth child in summer.

A proud Beckham announced Victoria's pregnancy on his Facebook page on Sunday. He wrote: I've got some great news to tell you all. Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer. The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister.

In an interview for the February issue of Vogue, Victoria hinted at having more children but said it was unlikely the couple would have a girl. She told the magazine, Maybe one day another baby, but at this stage I think the chances of a girl are quite slim.

Jo Milloy, a spokeswoman for Victoria Beckham, confirmed the news, saying both their families were naturally delighted with the announcement of a fourth child, according to media reports.

David Beckham, 35, the former Manchester United star and England captain, has been married to Victoria Adams, 36, now a fasion icon, since 1999.

The couple already have three boys: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5.