City switch ruled out for Tottenham target

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Sven Goran Eriksson has not asked Tottenham target David Beckham to move to Leicester because the former England boss is embarrassed by the subject reports

With the 36-year-old's contract at LA Galaxy set to expire in November, there has been much speculation about the former Three Lions captain's next transfer - with many reports suggesting he could come back to England.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be interested in taking Beckham to White Hart Lane, but said his main problem would be making room for him in the Tottenham team - such is the plethora of midfield options in north London.

Barclays Premier League new-boys QPR have also expressed their desire to speak with the player's representatives over a potential move to west London, and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain also want to sign him.

With no shortage of options, Beckham has yet to commit to a potential destination, but that hasn't stopped the Foxes manager from distancing himself from any move.

"It's not going to happen," said Eriksson. "I have not offered him a player-coach role.


"David knows that we would take him, of course, and if he wants to come he has my number so that's not a problem. But I haven't spoken to him because I get embarrassed by it.

"I don't know what he is going to do, I have no idea. But I doubt that he wants to come to the Championship. If I was in his clothes, I doubt I would do that.

"I don't know if he wants to be a coach, I have no idea. I don't know if he wants to be a coach and I don't know where these stories keep coming from.

"I think we should also kill that story because it is not true."

Tottenham remain the favourites of the interested English parties, after Beckham spent the MLS off-season with Spurs last year to maintain his fitness.

But recent reports suggest he would be open to a move to the French capital where he could link up with PSG boss Leonardo - whom he worked under during his spell at AC Milan.

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