Bolivian billionaire bringing back Beckham?

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David Beckham to Bolivia? Believe it or not, the billionaire owner of club side Bolivar is serious about bringing the former England captain to play in the Copa Libertadores, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Bolivar chief Marcelo Claure, who is helping finance Beckham's plan for a new Major League Soccer franchise in Florida, wants the 38-year-old to return the favour by playing in South America for a short stint. Claure believes it is possible -- even if few share his optimism -- to get Beckham to come out of retirement to play
"even if it's only for a couple of games in the Copa Libertadores." Good luck with that.

In transfer news which could actually result in a move, Juventus are understood to be back in for Manchester United winger Nani. The Serie A giants have not yet given up on signing the Portugal international and, the Daily Express claims, will launch an offer of some substance when the transfer window opens in January.

In the world of football management, Cardiff are said to be lining up former United great Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take over from Malky Mackay. The Daily Mirror reports that West Ham are also interested in the Norwegian's services, however Cardiff currently lead the charge to sign him.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan is to hold talks with Solskjaer this week, with Mackay tipped to be relieved of his duties after this weekend's trip to Liverpool.


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