David Beckham’s lawyers have begun talks with representatives of Los Angeles Galaxy as Milan look to extend the midfielder’s stay at the San Siro.

Former England skipper Beckham is currently on loan at Milan until 9th March, and the Italian outfit want to either extend the loan or keep Beckham permanently.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani understands if the MLS club reject an extension, but is hoping a deal can be agreed for Beckham.

“Beckham’s lawyers are talking to the Los Angeles Galaxy who are the rightful owners of his registration,” said Galliani. “If they show themselves to be ready to look at a deal, we would be really happy to do so.

“At the moment there’s neither optimism nor pessimism.

“The player belongs to Galaxy. We wish they decide to release him, but if they don’t change their minds the player is theirs.

“We are looking to get him either on loan until the end of the season or on a permanent basis. Otherwise, with the greatest regret from everyone – starting with me – Beckham will have to go.

“Players can make their choices, but their clubs can refuse their wishes.

“Moreover, the Los Angeles Galaxy have always been very nice to us and have behaved in a very gentlemanly manner.

“In any case at this moment there are no dealings and we haven’t made an offer, but Beckham’s lawyers are talking with Los Angeles.

“There is time until March 8 to get us round a table and close a possible deal.”

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