Beckham set for Galaxy return

AC Milan failed to sign Becks to a permanent move after they failed to agree a fee before Friday night’s deadline.

He said: “Today’s deadline imposed by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber regarding a resolution of David Beckham’s potential transfer to AC Milan has passed and we did not receive an acceptable offer for the player.

“As a result, David remains an LA Galaxy player and we look forward to having him back with the club starting 9th March.”

Chief executive of Galaxy owners AEG, Tim Leiweke, added in the Los Angeles Times: “He will be back here on March 9, and we don’t want to entertain any more conversations now.

“It is a distraction to (Galaxy coach) Bruce Arena, the team and the fans, and we move on. That’s the last we’re going to talk about this.”