ROME (AFP) — David Beckham has revealed that something could happen next week with his proposed transfer from Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan.
Beckham's on-off transfer saga has been dominating column inches over the past few weeks with both the former England captain and the Italian giants making clear they want to make his loan deal permanent.
But Galaxy are holding out for four-times the reported three million dollars Milan have offered for the 33-year-old.
"I honestly don't know but I know that next week will be important," Beckham said Sunday when asked about his transfer following Milan's 1-0 victory over Cagliari.
"I want to stay at Milan, I've not heard anything from Galaxy but when it's like that you could say it could be good news."
Transfer talks seem to have hit a stalemate with Milan vice president Adriano Galliani insisting the club won't increase the offer which Galaxy described as "ridiculous".
"Absolutely not. I have a lot of experience with regards the price of players," said Galliani when asked if Milan would increase their bid.
"And from a point of view regarding the European parameters, there's no sense in spending any more.
"In the States they look at the commercial aspect. But in Europe transfers are done for technical reasons.
"I'm already at the limit of the budget at my disposal."
However Galaxy chief Tim Leiweke has been holding his ground and claiming that the Americans won't be bullied into accepting less than their own valuation.
"Two weeks ago Milan made a ridiculous offer that took me just a few seconds to reject," he said of the reported three million dollar bid.
"With this figure Galaxy wouldn't even be able to cover the loss in revenue from shirt sales.
"If Milan are so determined to buy him, why are they dragging this out for so long?
"If they think they'll get him on the cheap that way, they're wrong."
Beckham is still determined to be a part of the England squad at next year's World Cup in South Africa, provided Fabio Capello's men qualify, and he feels that his best chance of achieving that goal is to be playing for Milan rather than Galaxy.
"It's obvious that it could play a part in Capello's thoughts," he added. "I love playing football and so I want to stay here."
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