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David Beckham set for 10-game Australian stint: Reports

Published on Nov 16, 2012 1:32 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham (right) dribbles down field past San Jose Earthquakes's Rafael Baca during the first half of their MLS playoff soccer match in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012. -- AP

SYDNEY (AFP) - David Beckham could be heading Down Under with reports on Friday saying talks are underway to bring the English star to Australia's domestic league.

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder remains one of the game's biggest names and his presence along with Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero would help further boost the competition's global image.

Fox Sports and News Limited newspapers said Beckham's management had offered his services to several A-League clubs, possibly for a 10-game guest stint, once the American Major League Soccer season ends in a fortnight.

Sydney or Melbourne are considered the two most likely destinations, although for the move to happen Football Federation Australia must be on board to support the deal financially, the reports said.

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