Beckham set for Milan loan
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Italian giants AC Milan have confirmed LA Galaxy star David Beckham will join them on loan in January.
The England midfielder's move to Milan is expected to be officially announced in the next 48 hours but the Serie A side's vice-president, Adriano Galliani, said Beckham has agreed the move.
Galliani told the BBC: "Beckham has chosen Milan. He'll stay here in Milan on loan for a few months. Our squad is ultra-competitive and it will remain this way but Beckham is something different and intriguing."
The former England captain's season with MLS side Galaxy finishes this weekend and he is keen to maintain his fitness throughout the winter so he can stay in Fabio Capello's England squad.
The 33-year-old needs just two more appearances to overtake Bobby Moore and become England's most-capped outfield player and his desire to stay in the international set up is thought to be behind his decision to join the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho and Andrea Pirlo at the San Siro.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti is pleased with the development and described the midfielder as a "great professional".
"For me, it will be a pleasure. Beckham is a serious athlete, a great professional," he said.
"If he'll be available for us, we'll be very happy."