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David Beckham claims he will not be joining Carlo Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge should the AC Milan coach move to Chelsea in the summer.

The former Manchester United midfielder is set to play his final game for the Rossoneri on Sunday after a six-month loan spell before returning to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the second half of the Major League Soccer season, while speculation is rife that Ancelotti is on his way to Stamford Bridge to take charge of the Blues.

But Beckham does not expect to move to Chelsea, telling the Los Angeles Times: "I don't think that's a possibility, to be quite honest. At the end of the day, I'm still contracted to the Galaxy."

He added: "I'll be coming back July 11 to start training and then to finish the MLS season.

"But it's always nice to be wanted, and Carlo has been amazing to me since I've come to Milan, to play me in as many games as he has. I'm very thankful to him for that.

"I'm excited about (coming back). I'm really looking forward to it.

"I've been in Milan for six months, and I've enjoyed my time immensely. But I've always said, and I will always say, that I am still committed to MLS and to the Galaxy, no matter what anyone says."

Beckham was less dismissive about the possibility of a return to Real Madrid, the club he left in 2007 for the Galaxy.

The return of Florentino Perez, the man who brought Beckham to the Spanish capital, could be confirmed on Monday if no one else stands against him in the presidential elections and the former England captain believes it will be good for the club.

"I don't know," Beckham said when asked if he could see himself playing for Madrid again. "To even be asked the question at 34 years old is quite flattering. I never thought I'd be here on loan and playing for a club like AC Milan. What happens in the future, I don't know. At the moment, all I'm concentrating on is the game on Sunday."

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