8 Feb 2009

Beckham recalled to England squad

11:58 am on 8 February 2009

The footballer David Beckham looks likely to make his 108th England appearance this week after being recalled to the England squad.

Beckham, who turns 34 in May, will equal Bobby Moore's record number of caps for an outfield player if he plays in the friendly against Spain in Seville on Thursday New Zealand time.

The England Coach Fabio Capello says he's impressed with by the midfielder's fitness since he joined AC Milan.

He says Beckham is getting better and better with each game.

Capello has been delighted with the form of the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player since he was loaned from Los Angeles Galaxy to the Serie A club.

Beckham, on loan at Milan until March the 9th, wants to stay in Italy permanently although the Serie A club said on Saturday the Galaxy had rejected their first offer for the midfielder.

The offer was reportedly US$10 million [NZ$18.7 million]