Sam: Becks won’t swap L.A. for Rovers

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce does not believe LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham is likely to be interested in a move to Ewood Park.

Rovers’ prospective new owner Ahsan Ali Syed has vowed to back Allardyce in the transfer market if a takeover goes through and admitted recently that he would love to sign Beckham.

Allardyce feels such a move would be good for the profile of the club, while he also thinks Beckham could still be successful in the Premier League at the age of 35.

However, he doubts whether the Galaxy midfielder would be open to a switch back to England after leaving Manchester United in 2003.

"Mr Syed says that he would like to spend it on youth, and then that he would like to sign David Beckham," Allardyce told Sky Sports News.

"Obviously that’s not actually youth, but that’s like more of a PR signing that would bring a lot of attention to the club.

"To me it is about whether David is still good enough to play in the Premier League at his age, and he probably is.

"And the other factor is does he want to come to Blackburn and does he want to come back to England?

"In my experience the answer to that is no. He has never really wanted to play for anyone else other than Manchester United, that was the last time I spoke to him which was a number years ago, and if he can’t do that then he would sooner player somewhere else in the world of football."