Milan will want Beckham back
AC MILAN boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he plans to sign David Beckham on a permanent basis by the end of the year. (Daily Express)Beckham was meant to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy last month, but Ancelotti struck a deal with the MLS side to extend the 33-year-old's short-term loan deal at the San Siro until the end of the Serie A campaign.
AC MILAN boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he plans to sign David Beckham on a permanent basis by the end of the year. (Daily Express)
Beckham was meant to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy last month, but Ancelotti struck a deal with the MLS side to extend the 33-year-old's short-term loan deal at the San Siro until the end of the Serie A campaign.
The unique 'timeshare' agreement will then see Beckham return to America for the rest of LA Galaxy's season, after which another stint with the Italian club has been widely speculated.
Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested in the England midfielder following a string of strong performances for the Serie A giants, but Ancelotti remains confident he will be permanently at the San Siro by next January.
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The Milan boss said: “Beckham will return to the United States and will stay there until the end of his contract, which expires in November. Then Milan will buy him in the winter transfer market.”
Ancelotti added: “David has proved himself to be an exemplary professional and I honestly didn't expect him to play at such a high level.”
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But despite Ancelotti making future plans for the club, reports continue to emerge that the long-standing Milan coach might not be there next season.
The 49-year-old continues to be linked to a move to Chelsea and Real Madrid - despite repeated denials that he intends to remain at the Rossoneri helm.
He added: “I will stay on for next season at least and we are already working towards strengthening the squad. I'm not going to Chelsea. I am used to all the reports and they will probably continue, but it's not a problem.”
Next season will be Ancelotti's ninth in charge of Milan and will see him draw level with Nereo Rocco as the Rossoneri's longest-serving manager.
And, while the 49-year-old is adamant he is not planning on moving any time soon he admits it would be a dream to coach another one of his former clubs Roma - where he spent eight years as a player.
“It is a dream that sooner or later I will realise,” continued Ancelotti, who also captained the capital club for several years.
“To coach the Giallorossi is a desire that I have never hidden. Roma has remained in my heart; for the people, the history that you breathe in the city, the food.”