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Galaxy willing to allow Beckham to leave on loan

LA Galaxy have made it clear that David Beckham will be allowed to move to Europe on loan in January but the MLS club want any deal to be sorted out sooner rather than later.

It appears that the England midfielder will move back to AC Milan as he looks to cement his place in Fabio Capello's squad for the World Cup in South Africa before the MLS season resumes in March.

Tim Leiweke, the chief executive of Galaxy's parent company AEG, spoke about the possibility of Beckham returning to Europe on loan: 'We have a deep appreciation of what he is doing over here with his national team. 'I wanted him to know that we will support him so we are going to lend him out.'

However, Leiweke underlined that he believes Becks will see out his contract with the Galaxy: 'We know he has to be playing in Europe leading up to the World Cup. That has been made clear to us, and we are going to support that. He will be somewhere come January and we will see him back in July.'

'We have a contract and despite people thinking we're going to sell him, we're not. David is going to finish his career with the Galaxy.'

The MLS club want a loan deal finalized as soon as possible so Beckham can focus on challenging for the MLS title: 'We want to get it done, for him and for us, because we have work to do over the next few weeks and I don't want any confusion.'

'It's the same with Landon Donovan, there are a lot of rumours of whether he is staying or going. We're going to clear that up in the next two weeks because we want the team to be focused.'

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