10 Mar 2009

Beckham extends time with Milan

10:58 am on 10 March 2009

David Beckham has extended his time with Milan on loan until the end of the Serie A season.

He will then return to the Galaxy before hopefully going back to Italy again in November.

The deal allows Beckham, 33, to keep playing top-level football and boosts his hopes of being involved in a fourth World Cup with England in 2010.

His original two-month loan was due to expire on Monday.

The former England captain wants to move to Milan permanently, but had to settle for a loan extension when the clubs failed to agree a transfer fee after weeks of negotiations.

Beckham signed for Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007.