Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Football mega star David Beckham had set his sights on ending his glittering career with AC Milan but the Serie A giants turned down the chance to sign the veteran midfielder for a third time.

The 37-year-old had been expected to reveal his next move on Tuesday amid interest from 12 clubs in England, Europe, China, Australia and the Middle East.

But Beckham's dream was an Italian swansong and his representatives approached the Rossoneri about a third spell at the San Siro, according to reports in Italy.

Sky Italia claimed on Wednesday Milan had turned down the chance to re-sign Beckham despite Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reporting the Serie A club were still considering the proposal.

Beckham played for Milan on loan from LA Galaxy in 2009 and 2010, taking advantage of the MLS close season from January to June.

The former England captain finished his career in America in June, winning the MLS Cup last year in his final match for the LA Galaxy.

Monaco ended their interest in signing Beckham after the French Second Division side balked at his excessive wage demands. 

West Ham and QPR had also expressed interest in Beckham and he has moved his family into a £20milllion mansion in south London.

But he is likely to snub both offers given the clubs' current predicament in the Premier League and the fact he has said he could never play for another English team after Manchester United.

Paris Saint-Germain would be attractive to Beckham given their involvement in the Champions League and his close links to director Leonardo, whom the midfielder worked with at AC Milan.

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are also interested in signing the former Real Madrid man, with other options including big-money moves to China or Australia, as Didier Drogba and Alessandro Del Piero have done in recent months.

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