3 Mar 2009

Change in approach from AC Milan in bid to keep Beckham

7:21 pm on 3 March 2009

There's been a change of approach from Italian football club AC Milan who are are working to extend David Beckham's loan from Los Angeles Galaxy until the end of June.

The clubs had been in talks over a permanent transfer but were unable to agree on a fee and Milan will now look to sign him permanently next season.

Beckham's due to return to Galaxy next week if a deal is not reached.

The 33-year-old midfielder initially joined Milan to stay in contention for England selection during the U.S. close season but enjoyed playing top class football again so much he set his sights on a long-term stay.