AC Milan look to extend Beckham loan

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AC Milan are looking to extend David Beckham's loan until June, before attempting to sign the England midfieldeer on a permanent basis in the summer.

Beckham, 33, is due to return to Los Angeles Galaxy on 9 March but has made it clear he wishes to remain in Italy.

"Negotiations are getting more intense," said the AC Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani.

"I hope to arrange for him to stay here at least until 30 June on loan. Then he could return to Los Angeles and come back in January."

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has been impressed with the England midfielder since his arrival. Ancelotti revealed that he had no intention of playing Beckham when he arrived but was won over by his work ethic.

"At the beginning he (Beckham) was set to train with us for two months and I didn't think about playing him," said Ancelotti in an interview with Foot Magazine.

"Then, I saw how he trained and I had no choice."

Beckham has since become a first team regular.