PSG not giving up on Beckham
Paris Saint-Germain are still keeping tabs on David Beckham, according to sporting director Leonardo.
The French giants tried everything they could to sign Beckham when his LA Galaxy contract was expiring, but the former England captain opted to extend his contract by two more years.
Even if many believed the Saints would not be returning for the veteran midfielder, Leonardo insists that PSG could launch a new assault on Beckham.
“David Beckham coming to Paris is something that everyone dreamt about,” Leonardo said to The Sun.
“Family considerations weighed in his decision. We tried everything we could. But the door is still open.
“Even though he’s never played for Paris Saint-Germain, it feels like he’s already contributed something here.”
The 36-year-old has enjoyed his time in the MLS since leaving Real Madrid in the summer of 2007, although he has since had two loan spells at AC Milan.
Van Bommel set for Milan stay
Milan midfielder Mark van Bommel is expected to sign a new deal at San Siro, according to the player’s representative.
The 34-year-old has just a couple of months left on his deal and he was heavily linked with a summer return to PSV.
However, the player’s representative claims that the Dutch international will probably be signing a new contract with the Rossoneri.
“Mark and Milan are very mature here. In principle there is the intention to renew,” Mino Raiola was quoted as saying in De Telegraaf.
“(Contract will not be renewed) If Milan think he is not good enough, Mark is unsure of himself or if his family would like to return to Netherlands.
”There’s no question about the first two. I saw Mark at work against Juventus and I dare say he is the best player in Italy. Only personal reasons would ensure he does not renew.”
The veteran midfielder established himself as one of the key players in Maxi Allegri’s side, having featured in 20 Serie A games this term.
Fulham set to sign Mahamadou Diarra
Fulham are on the verge of completing a deal to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, according to Daily Mail.
The 30-year-old has been out of contract since leaving Monaco in the summer, but he is finally set to get a chance to kick-start his career.
Daily Mail claims that Diarra has signed with Fulham until the end of the season, with the deal set to be announced later today.
The Malian will be given a chance to impress at Craven Cottage and possibly earn a long-term deal.
Diarra has made a name for himself at Lyon, and Real Madrid paid no less than €26 million for his services in August 2006.
The Malian made 90 La Liga appearances for los Blancos before joining Monaco on a free transfer in January 2011.
Fulham boss Martin Jol believes the player’s hard-tackling style and experience will prove to be an asset at Craven Cottage.
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