Family will not join Beckham in Milan

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David Beckham's family will not be joining the England midfielder when he launches his Italian career.

The 33-year-old could make his Serie A debut this weekend when AC Milan travel to the Italian capital to face Roma.

Beckham, who is on loan at Milan and training with the Rossoneri in Dubai following the Christmas break, said: "Everyone knows how much I love my wife and my children, but at the same time I love football.

"My children will remain in Los Angeles due to school and Victoria will remain with them.

"When she (Victoria) comes to Milan she will remain with me for a couple of days."

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, who has joined AC Milan on a two-month loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy, admits he could not pass up the chance of playing in Italy.

He said: "I love my team, the Los Angeles Galaxy.

"But this is a great experience.

"Not everyone has had the opportunity to play in what everyone considers to be the best club in the world.

"I feel fortunate to have this great chance.

"I do not regret the choices I have made in the past because all of them I have thought them through, including that of going to America.

"I have experienced a fantastic time there but now I am here and I only want to concentrate on this."

Beckham added: "I am always ready to play but it will be the coach that makes the decision.

"Physically, I know that I have to work hard to be 100 per cent, not just to play but to play better."