England team manager Franco Baldini is travelling to the United States to watch LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham in friendly action against FC Dallas.

Three Lions boss Fabio Capello indicated last week that the 32-year-old would be "in contention" for the game in Paris should he prove his fitness after a pre-season with Ruud Gullit's side which has taken in a Pan-Pacific championship in Honolulu before matches in Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

"We will check on him in Dallas and then we will decide whether he will be fit for the squad for the France game," he said.