Galaxy offer Beckham contract extension
The interest in David Beckham was heating up Sunday with LA Galaxy offering to extend his stay in Major League Soccer while Queens Park Rangers promised to give him "love, care and attention" on a return to the English Premier League.
Galaxy's offer was believed to be a one-year deal on similar terms to the contract he signed when he moved from Real Madrid in 2007, understood to be around $8.9 million (£5.6 million) a year.
Tottenham joined QPR in expressing an interest in the 36-year-old midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of this year. Beckham will meet with his advisers at the end of October to decide on the next move in his career.
The new owner of newly-promoted QPR, Tony Fernandes, said Saturday he believed the club could help Beckham fulfill his aim of captaining Team Great Britain at the London Olympics next year.
The Malaysian entrepreneur believes Beckham has something to prove to himself with one last crack in the Premier League and said he was willing to provide the former Manchester United midfielder with the route he needs.
Fernandes said the club's five signings in the summer window all had something to prove and added, "Beckham fits into that mold because he wants to return and captain Britain at the Olympics."
Fernandes has held talks with Beckham's advisers with regards to a short-term move from the Galaxy during the January transfer window, Sky Sports reported.
It is understood Beckham would prefer Spurs or Arsenal if at all possible, although he has not ruled out QPR given Fernandes's long-term vision for the club.
"Environment, love, care and attention - we can offer that to him," Fernandes said. "I'm not sure it's for him, and I'm not sure it will fit him in January. Who knows? But I'm an ideas man, and he is an idea."