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Beckham wants Milan stay to be permanent

A REJUVENATED David Beckham, who has made a big impact in Serie A on loan with AC Milan, sees a permanent move to Italy as giving him every chance of playing one more World Cup with England in South Africa next year.

Beckham, 33, said for the first time in Glasgow on Wednesday that he'd like to quit Los Angeles Galaxy and turn his loan deal with Milan into a permanent move.

"I have expressed my desire now to stay in Milan and hopefully the clubs can come to some agreement," the former England captain said after a friendly between Rangers and Milan at Ibrox that ended in a 2-2 draw.

"I expected to enjoy it (in Milan), but I didn't expect to enjoy it this much and play in every game like I have.

"I have said that my intentions are to stay here. Now it is out of my hands so I have to wait and see," added Beckham, who has played at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

"My main objective is to stay at this club and I enjoy playing here and at the highest level and it would give me more of a chance (of playing in the 2010 World Cup)."

Galaxy declined to make an immediate comment.

Earlier in the day in Milan, the Italian giant said Beckham's lawyers were discussing with Galaxy the possibility of extending the player's loan spell, due to end on March 9.

The midfielder moved to Italy during the US offseason on a two-month loan to try to stay in contention for a place in the England side he captained at the previous two World Cups.


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