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Beckham wants to stay at AC Milan, leave LA Galaxy

David Beckham wants to make his stay at AC Milan permanent and leave the Los Angeles Galaxy. The England midfielder's three-month stint in Italy is due to end on March 8.

sports Updated: Feb 05, 2009 12:32 IST

David Beckham wants to make his stay at AC Milan permanent and leave the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The England midfielder's three-month stint in Italy is due to end on March 8, but after impressing in Serie A he wants to cut short his five-year contract with Major League Soccer.

Beckham made the announcement yesterday after playing the first half of Milan's 2-2 friendly draw at Glasgow Rangers.

"At the moment my lawyers are not talking to the Galaxy but I have expressed my desire to stay at AC Milan now and it's just down to Milan and Galaxy to come to an agreement," Beckham said. "I have enjoyed my time here. I knew I would enjoy it but I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I have and do as well as I have."

Since arriving, Beckham has scored twice and helped to lift Milan up to second place in the Serie A standings.

"I've expressed my desire to stay here for a while but at the moment I'm still a Galaxy player," Beckham said. "I respect the Galaxy and everything they have done for me. They have always been great to me.

"But I hope they can come to an agreement and it's down to the clubs now. At this point it's out of my hands.