Leonardo considers Beckham return

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AC Milan coach Leonardo has not ruled out the possibility of David Beckham returning to the San Siro.

The England international spent six months of last season on loan with the Rossoneri before returning to Los Angeles Galaxy.

However, reports continue to link the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star with a return to Milan, with Leonardo saying: "David had and has a good rapport with all of us. He helped us so much when he wore our shirt.

"Moreover, he is a good person and also the very fact that he came here to see us proves how much he feels for us. It was a really nice gesture.

"David is without doubt a very intelligent player and I don't think there is anything strange to say that he could come back into my plans, because he can fit into any system."

Juventus veteran Alessandro Del Piero has penned a contract extension that will keep him at the club for two more seasons.

The 34-year-old is delighted with the news and hopes he can continue the excellent form he showed last term in the forthcoming campaign.

"It is a great motivation for me as I have always worked hard and I have the will to do my best," he said. "I am at one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I am delighted. It was a quick deal. I want to turn more pages with the club.

"I hope I can continue to play well. I was hoping for the renewal and I was expecting it as I know the deep will of this club to be first and I thought there would be no problems with the renewal and I have always had trust from the club.

"Will I retire after 2011? No, I will be here then like I am now and we will see what happens when we get to that stage."

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli believes that his club had no option other than to allow Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo to leave the club this summer.

The 25-year-old South American has joined Serie A rivals Juventus, having spent just one season in Florence.

Prandelli commented: "When we bought him we were criticised, then we found the right position for him and made him worth three times as much.

"It would have been nice to see him continue improving with us, but he wanted to leave and was honest enough to tell us."