David Beckham has rejected an offer from Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, but only to watch Take That at the Stadium of Light.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder has been at the centre of fevered speculation in recent days over a possible loan move to the Barclays Premier League from LA Galaxy.
Bruce has admitted he had spoken to the 35-year-old, but revealed Take That's return to the city in May, rather than football, was on the agenda.
He said: "I had a word with Becks - not about football. I invited him to Take That.
"If Take That can get back together then I am going to get the Manchester United lot together and have a bit of a night out.
"Unfortunately, he is back in LA at that time, but I did invite him up here."