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Ex-Man Utd ace Beckham pushing towards MLS ownership

David Beckham says he would love to be involved in the ownership side of things in Major League Soccer.

The LA Galaxy star has a clause in his contract which allows him to buy into a franchise once his playing days are up and he has hinted that the recent growth of soccer in the USA could persuade him to be drawn in.

"I have the option and it's something I probably will do. Obviously I have to wait until I finish playing," he told BBC Sport.

"I want to be part of something that is going to grow and I believe that this sport is going to grow."

And the former Manchester United ace admits it would be a dream and an honour to represent Team Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The 36-year old midfielder has been heavily linked with a role in the team for next summer and says he would love to be one of three over 23s players in the squad.

"We all dream about it and we all think about it," he added.

"If it happens, I'll be honoured.

"People have been saying [I am too old] for the last 10 or 15 years and I've still continued to play for my country.

"Right now, I feel fit and still love playing, so I'm not finishing yet."

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