Beckham's AC Milan future unclear

David Beckham has cast uncertainty over where his future lies at club level after admitting there is no firm commitment in place to return to AC Milan next season.

Beckham made his 100th start for England in last night's 6-0 win over Andorra at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier.

His form for Milan, while on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy in the final third of last season, was crucial to Fabio Capello keeping Beckham as part of his plans.

But Beckham admits there is "nothing definite" in place in terms of where he will be playing when the 2009 season with Galaxy ends.

It had been widely anticipated the former Manchester United star would return to the San Siro.

But, asked when his future with Milan will be sorted out, Beckham said: "I don't know. In the next few months. We will have to wait and see. There is nothing definite at all.

"I've got a break of four weeks. I don't go back to LA Galaxy until the 10-11 July and I'll start playing then. I'll get a couple of weeks rest and then start training again.

"I am going back to Galaxy to finish off the season and then in December I'll see where I go, whether it be Milan or somewhere else. I'll have to wait and see."

Beckham will be conscious of the need to play at a high standard ahead if he is to participate in a fourth World Cup finals in South Africa.

But he insisted: "I am not looking that far ahead. At the end of the day, I am happy to be in the squads I have been in with England.

"I am happy to have played the games I have played. It is a good squad to be in and I am happy. It is a great squad to be around and a great team to be in.

"People told me that against Andorra was my first 90 minutes for England since the 2006 World Cup and I knew it was quite a while ago.

"But I enjoy playing, whether it is coming on for 15 minutes or playing 90 minutes - especially when we perform like we have been doing."

Beckham added: "We have ended the season on a high. That is what we wanted to do. You can't get any better than seven wins out of seven. We go away for a few weeks break now and we can enjoy it.

"We still haven't qualified yet for the World Cup. We will be happy once we do that and then we can go on from there."

Beckham was delighted to have completed a century of starts for his country but is adamant he has also played an important role as a substitute.

He said: "The 100th start is special. There have been a lot of people talking about me getting 'easy' caps.

"People can say that but substitutes can come on and make a difference in a game. I've done that at times and other players have done that."

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