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Spurs' Beckham bid takes unexpected twist

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Landon Donovan believes David Beckham will be staying in Los Angeles and won't return to Europe, despite interest from PSG, QPR and Tottenham.

The 36-year-old former England captain's contract with LA Galaxy expires in November, after five successful years in the MLS.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been credited with an interest in Beckham after he spent some time last year training at White Hart Lane to maintain his fitness during the American off-season.

Redknapp said that Tottenham would welcome the former Manchester United midfielder with open-arms, but admitted he would struggle to fit him into Spurs' starting line-up, such is the plethora of options in north London.

QPR owner Tony Fernandes also spoke of his desire to bring Beckham to Loftus Road, but a more likely destination would be a move to France with cash-rich Ligue 1 outfit PSG.

Under the control of Qatari-based owners, the French club are keen to make Beckham their marquee signing when the transfer window reopens in January, with previous reports suggesting he would be open to going there.

However, in a recent interview, Donovan says he expects Beckham to snub all European interest in order to remain in North America.

"I know that nothing is done, at least officially," he said. "But I think he likes being here, his family too.

"He was definitely our best player for long periods during the season. We all assume he's going to stay."

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