Carlo Ancelotti keen to keep David Beckham at Paris Saint-Germain

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The Paris Saint-Germain manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is hopeful David Beckham will stay with the French giants into next season.

Former England captain Beckham, 37, joined the Ligue 1 leaders in January and Ancelotti has been encouraged by his per-formances. Before today's league match against Montpellier, he said: "I would be totally in favour of David Beckham extending his stay for next season but it's a decision for the club and the player."

While many clubmates were on international duty, Beckham (above) paid a promotional visit to China. "Beckham is available," said Ancelotti. "He returned to Paris on Wednesday and missed only one training session."