West Ham keen on Beckham

Beckham is currently out with a serious injury that has seen him miss the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Sullivan told The Daily Mail: “I’d love David Beckham. He has massive cult status in east London and still has a house near Bishop’s Stortford, not far from our training ground. He’s from Chingford, which is our heartland. We are the club of east London and Essex.

“If AC Milan didn’t want him in January and if he still wanted to do it, I’d love to have him. He seems a remarkable professional.

“When I was a kid, Stanley Matthews went back to Stoke at the age of 46. He lifted the gates like you wouldn’t believe and got them promoted when everyone thought they were finished.”