Serie A giants AC Milan are hopeful of luring David Beckham from LA Galaxy on a permanent basis according to the Times Online.
Rumours even go as far as to suggest that Beckham may buy out the remainder of his contract at the Home Depot Center in order to secure a move to the Rossoneri.
The England midfielder is due to rejoin LA Galaxy in March after his loan deal is completed at Milan, but the 33-year-old has made such an impact in his first few games that the San Siro management are desperate to keep him in Milan.
The former England captain scored his first goal for AC Milan last week and would see the move as an ideal route back into the England squad under Fabio Capello.
“I can’t say what will happen. My contract says that I’ll be here until March. We’ll have to see,” said Beckham after Sunday’s 4-1 win at Bologna. “At the moment I’m enjoying this experience. I’m at one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti and owner Silvio Berlusconi are both hopeful that Beckham will make the decision to move to Italy on a permanant basis.
Ancelotti promised “no pressure will be made” on the player but confirmed: “Our desire is that he continues with us.”
He added: “When March 9 comes and he returns to America that will sadden us because of the help he is giving his team in terms of quality of play and balance.”
“Beckham is a champion,” Berlusconi told Sportmediaset.it. “We will try and hold onto him.”
AC Milan club lawyer Leonadro Cantamessa has also spoken out over the proposed Beckham transfer, telling Sky Sports: “After March anything can happen, The situation is complicated and will depend on the player, but if there was a common interest, the English player could remain at Milan, but not on loan.”
Any move may hit a potential stumbling block however in the form of Beckhams wife Victoria Beckham, who is determined not to move back to a non-english speaking country.
Fabio Capello, the England manager, is expected to fly to Milan on Wednesday to watch Beckham play against Genoa andÃ‚Â Beckham is hoping to be included in CapelloÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad for the friendly against Spain next monthÃ‚Â to equal Bobby MooreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s record of 108 international caps for an outfield player.
Sources: The Times Online, Sportmediaset.it, Sky Sports 24
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