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Australian football clubs line up to lure Beckham

Published on Nov 19, 2012 7:44 AM
David Beckham attends the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns NBA basketball game at Staples Center on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian football clubs are queuing up to bring former England captain David Beckham to the country's A-League in January, despite the 37-year-old denying a deal is in the offing.

Perth Glory has "put its hat in the ring" and is readying a bid, wealthy owner Tony Sage told Monday's The Australian.

"Signing David Beckham would be up there... the number one thing other than my decision to buy Glory," said mining magnate Sage.

"It's a huge commitment, but something I would love to pull off." Beckham's management team on Friday played down talk of any move Down Under after Football Federation Australia said that the star player wanted to join an A-League club.

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