Officials at AC Milan say negotiations for David Beckham to join them on loan are progressing well.
The England midfielder finishes his MLS season with LA Galaxy this weekend with a move to Italy being planned for January next year.
A spokesman for Beckham said nothing had yet been agreed although it’s thought that the 33 year old has an agreement with his American club for such a deal to take place.
Beckham last played in Europe for Spanish giants Real Madrid who he helped win La Liga in his final season before moving to the USA.
AC Milan technical director Leonardo said:
We are looking to see how we can do it. I think it is a real possibility for us.
We tried to sign Beckham two or three years ago. We had a good relationship with him then and that has been maintained.
It is about understanding his situation at Galaxy and that he has this time free to play and train.
We are thinking about his needs in terms of practice and playing. He needs to continue with that. It is very important to him.
Beckham is just two caps away from equaling Bobby Moore’s England outfield record of 108. However coach Fabio Capello has stated that he will only pick players who are regularly in action.
It’s understood that Milan are planning to finalise the deal and make a public announcement later this week.