Becks: Milan won't up offer

2009-02-21 13:05

Rome - AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has insisted that his club won't increase their reported offer of $3 million to Los Angeles Galaxy to permanently sign on-loan midfielder David Beckham.

Galaxy chief Tim Leiweke had described the offer for the 33-year-old former England captain as ridiculous, but Galliani is playing hard-ball.

Speaking to the Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday, he said there would be no compromise.

'Thank Galaxy'

"Milan have made an offer that is fair for what is essentially an eight-month loan deal because, as Leiweke said himself, David can leave for nothing on November 30," said Galliani.

"I don't want to cause any problems, quite the contrary, I want to thank Galaxy for loaning us Beckham these last months."

However, the reported $3m on the table will not be increased, despite Galaxy apparently holding out for a figure nearer $12m.

Galliani said: "In the States they look at the commercial aspect. But in Europe transfers are done for technical reasons.
"I'm already at the limit of the budget at my disposal."

Galaxy's clash with Toronto

Beckham's current loan deal at Milan is due to run out on March 9 while the Major League Soccer season kicks-off on March 22.

If Beckham was to follow Gazzetta's proposal, he would be available for Galaxy's June 6 clash with Toronto, having missed 11 MLS games from a 30-match regular season.

Depending on Galaxy's league finish and qualifying for the play-offs, he would either be available to return to Milan in October or November.



  • Shorts - 2009-02-21 16:47

    Who really cares as to what actually happens to this overpaid, self-opinionated individual ?????

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