Beckham tired of waiting for Milan transfer

February 26, 2009

MILAN -- Just over week before his scheduled return to the Los Angeles Galaxy, David Beckham is becoming frustrated by the delay in his possible transfer to AC Milan.

Beckham's loan to Milan from Major League Soccer is scheduled to end March 8. Milan offered $3 million, but Los Angeles said it wanted at least $10 million.

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani responded by saying that the club was not prepared to go any higher for the 33-year-old midfielder, who can terminate his MLS contract in November.

"There's a lot going on and a lot being said, and every day someone is asking me questions about what's happening," Beckham said Thursday night after Milan was eliminated from the UEFA Cup by Germany's Werder Bremen. "It needn't be said every day, but so far I am trying to concentrate on the football. At the moment, we'll have to see what happens. At the moment it is being discussed and negotiated."

Beckham played the full 90 minutes for Milan, which wasted a 2-0 lead. The 2-2 tie left the teams 3-3 in aggregate, and the German club advanced because of more away goals.

"It doesn't change me wanting to play at this club and hopefully it doesn't change other people's views of me wanting to stay at this club," he said.


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