Beckham camp hold Australian talks

Australia could be former England captain David Beckham's next destination

Australia could be former England captain David Beckham's next destination

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David Beckham could be set to make a short-term move to the A-League after Football Federation Australia claimed it was in talks to bring the former England captain Down Under.

Beckham signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy in January, but could spend part of the Major Soccer League off-season in Australia. The 37-year-old has previously joined AC Milan on loan between MLS seasons and the FFA said it had been approached by his management about the possibility of a deal to see him play in the the A-League.

"The approach from David Beckham's people is another sign of how much the Hyundai A-League has grown in stature on a global basis," an FFA spokesperson said.

"Beckham is a superstar on the world stage and he would be another massive signing for the Hyundai A-League after the arrivals of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono. But this approach remains at a very preliminary stage."

Reports in Australia suggest that any move for Beckham would likely see him sign only a short-term team, with claims he could initially agree a 10-match stay.

A spokesman for Beckham was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport,

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