Tuesday, January 27, 2009

heavy burden indeed; David Beckham told by LA Galaxy he cannot stay at AC Milan (DAILY TELEGRAPH).

there have been rumors about Becks' intention to extend his loan contract with AC Milan after his season in MLS ended this October. however, there has no confirmation as yet whether or not he will play for AC Milan in the near future. he had said previously that no other deal would keep him in the Italian capital. his intention has always been about staying fit during off season and get himself available for England call up for friendly against Spain next month. while he can enjoy great experience in  San Siro, sad ending is about to overshadow his exit. unfortunately for him, his loan will not able him to see end season in Italy. no matter what, he had made a choice and a noble man would never back down from his words.

The England midfielder is under pressure from Milan to secure a permanent transfer to the Rossoneri.

However, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is furious and insists Beckham must return when his loan spell finishes in March.

Arena said: “We at LA Galaxy have set the highest standards during this process. We agreed to the loan, set conditions and lived up to our part of the loan agreement.

“We can’t be responsible for other club managers, presidents, players or lawyers. All we know is that we did things properly, ethically and we are going to hold up to our end of the loan agreement.”

Arena, though, has suggested that reports claiming Beckham is looking to buy himself out of his Galaxy contract to stay in Milan may be accurate.

He said: “A lot of this stuff is inaccurate, but some of it is accurate. However, you can’t react to every report.”

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has already told Italian radio that he hopes Beckham can stay beyond the loan agreement.

“Beckham knows what our wish is,” Ancelotti said. “We all hope that he can stay with us. If he leaves, that will sadden us because of the help he’s giving in terms of quality of play and balance.”

A Milan spokesman said negotiations could only start after Beckham’s loan ends.

The loan expires in time for Beckham, 33, to return to Galaxy and start training with the team for their March 22 season opener against DC United at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

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