2 Feb 2009

Beckham named in AC Milan squad

7:17 pm on 2 February 2009

The in-form David Beckham has been included in AC Milan's UEFA Cup squad even though his current loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy ends in March.

Milan are desperate to keep the 33-year-old England midfielder, who set up two goals in Sunday's 3-0 win over Lazio, but the Galaxy have said he must return.

Beckham joined Milan to stay in the reckoning for England during the U.S. off season and is now hopeful of a place in Fabio Capello's squad for England's friendly against Spain in two weeks time.