AC Milan are pushing to have LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham tied until the end of the season. MLS and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena wants Beckham available for the first game of the new season next year, but Milan chief Adriano Galliani is claiming otherwise.

"I have read of a commercial operation, but I repeat: the idea came from the player and was his. He contacted us," said Galliani. "The contract? It's likely until June 30."