Moyes urges Beckham 'to pick up phone and call me'

David Moyes has extended David Beckham the offer of playing for Everton to revive his chances of a return to the England fold, insisting that the 36-year-old need only "pick up the phone".

Beckham, currently seeing out the final year of his LA Galaxy contract, insists he has not given up all hope of playing for England again, despite Fabio Capello suggesting he was "too old" before going back on that statement. Moyes played in the same Preston North End reserve team as Beckham in 1995, when the Manchester United player arrived at Deepdale on loan, and the Everton manager would be prepared to go to his chairman in search of the salary if Beckham were interested.

"I would hope that if David Beckham wanted to come he would pick up the phone and call me," Moyes said. "I have worked with David at Preston, I know him and if [he] wanted to come back to the Premier League then he knows how to get hold of me."

Moyes, who must wait until mid-December for a decision from Beckham's Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan on his inclination to head back to Goodison now that the MLS season has finished, sees the commercial benefit of a move that West Ham were also planning in pre-season. "We would have to look into it financially, but if he came and said to me I would like to come and play, I would have to go to the chairman to ask 'Could we do it?' and 'Do we think we can make it work by selling enough shirts?'"

Moyes was assistant to Gary Peters when Beckham arrived at Deepdale. Beckham said earlier this month that he believed he had "a good two, three, four years left in me. I love football, so there is no need to stop yet."

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