Milan: Beckham deal not done

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AC Milan have refuted claims that the club has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Galaxy to keep David Beckham for the remainder of the season.

The England midfielder's short-term loan spell comes to an end on March 9, and the Rossoneri have been attempting to hold on to the 33-year-old as they go for a top-four finish to secure Champions League football for the 2009-10 campaign.

"I have read that everything is resolved but that is not the case," said AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani on the club´s official website.

He added: "The deal is not resolved. We are in fact working on the possibility that he remains on loan until June 30 but no agreement has been reached."

Beckham has made nine Serie A starts for AC Milan and struck twice since his arrival to the San Siro in January. His performances and work ethic have impressed club coach Carlo Ancelotti.

"At the beginning he (Beckham) was set to train with us for two months and I didn´t think about playing him," said Ancelotti. "Then, I saw how he trained and I had no choice.

"We tried to get him four years earlier and two years ago but the negotiations faded away.

"I can say he is a great player but not a formidable one, although he has won me over with his performances and his character."

The former Manchester United star has expressed his wish to remain at AC Milan until the end of the campaign.

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