Peter Hook and Keith Allen want David Beckham to rap on a remix of New Order's 1990 World Cup anthem.
The pair want to release a new version of World In Motion in time for this summer's tournament in Japan and South Korea.
A spokesperson for David Beckham says the England captain has yet to be approached about the project.
Hook said: "Keith Allen's got a bee in his bonnet about getting Beckham to do the rap on World In Motion and doing the remix.
"I'd be up for that, I mean he's god isn't he, Beckham. I've never seen a man deliver so much and remain human. Keith's still working on it, so I'm looking forward to that. I do hope it happens, it'd be great."
World In Motion was originally recorded for the Italia '90 World Cup, and featured the rapping talents of England midfielder John Barnes.
It reached number one in the UK singles chart.