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Chelsea Boss Ancelotti Rules Out Beckham Bid

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted on Tuesday that his club will not make a bid to sign David Beckham in the January transfer window.

Beckham is keen to return to the Premier League on a three-month loan from the LA Galaxy during the MLS off-season as he tries to show England coach Fabio Capello he is still worthy of a place in his squad.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has already gone public on his interest in Beckham, but a deal has yet to be concluded for the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder.

At least 14 clubs are said to have expressed interest in signing the 35-year-old but, although Ancelotti took Beckham on loan during his time as AC Milan coach, there won't be a reunion at Stamford Bridge.

"No, we are not interested. Our aim is different. In that position we have good players," Ancelotti told reporters at the club's training ground.

"I read Beckham would like to come back for Tottenham. He is a fantastic professional player and could be good support for Tottenham if he comes back."

Beckham is available until the MLS season restarts in March and Ancelotti believes he would do a good job for Tottenham despite his age.

"We had the same question when he came to Milan two years ago because he was not young and came from the American league, which is not a league with fantastic football but he gave fantastic support to the team," Ancelotti added.

"Beckham is a professional player, it is easy to manage him. Every time he does total support for the team. He is an unselfish player. I was happy to manage him for six months because he is a fantastic player and a good man."

Source: Agence France Presse


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