Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Beckham team in talks over Milan

David Beckham's lawyers are in talks with Los Angeles Galaxy over extending the midfielder's stay at AC Milan, says the Italian club's general manager.

Beckham, 33, on loan at the San Siro until 9 March, has helped lift Milan to second place in Serie A, scoring two goals and producing good displays.

"Beckham's lawyers are talking to Galaxy," said Milan's Adriano Galliani, "If they show themselves to be ready to look at a deal, we would be really happy to do so."

Beckham is registered with the Serie A giants until 30 June, so if a deal is agreed with the Major League Soccer side then the loan term can be extended outside the transfer window, which closed on Monday.

Milan have taken that into account by including the England player, who is currently in Glasgow for the Italian club's friendly against Rangers on Wednesday, in their Uefa Cup squad.

"We are looking to get him either on loan until the end of the season or on a permanent basis," added Galliani.

"Otherwise, with the greatest regret from everyone - starting with me - Beckham will have to go.

"Players can make their choices but their clubs can refuse their wishes.

"Moreover, Los Angeles Galaxy have always been very nice to us and have behaved in a very gentlemanly manner.

"In any case, at this moment there are no dealings and we haven't made an offer but Beckham's lawyers are talking with Los Angeles.

"There is time until 8 March to get us round a table and close a possible deal."

The Galaxy refused to discuss Galliani's claims. Spokesman Patrick Donnelly said on Wednesday: "We have no comment to make."

Source: BBCi

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