Beckham will not return to LA Galaxy

Reports come despite the MLS side having struck a deal with AC Milan.

But Galaxy boss Bruce Arena does not want Beckham to disrupt the club.

A close friend of Arena’s told News of the World: “Bruce would feel uncomfortable about disrupting the Galaxy season. David has helped raise the profile of football in America but Galaxy have not been successful with him in the side.

“If there was a turnaround in fortunes without Beckham in the side, there is no guarantee Bruce would want to make major changes.

“It’s a case of the MLS needing Beckham more than the Galaxy needing him. It’s Bruce’s job to make the Galaxy a success, not to find a home for Beckham.”