London, Apr 29 (ANI): AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his plans to sign ace England midfielder David Beckham on a permanent basis by the end of the year.
Beckham was meant to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy last month, but Ancelotti struck a deal with the MLS side to extend the 33-year-old's short-term loan deal at the San Siro until the end of the Serie A campaign.
The unique 'timeshare' agreement will then see Beckham return to America for the rest of LA Galaxy's season, when another stint with the Italian club has been widely speculated, the Daily Express reported.
Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested in the England midfielder following a string of strong performances for the Serie A giants, but Ancelotti remains confident he will be permanently at the San Siro by next January.
"Beckham will return to the United States and will stay there until the end of his contract, which expires in November. David has proved himself to be an exemplary professional and I honestly didn't expect him to play at such a high level," Ancelotti said.
"Then Milan will buy him in the winter transfer market. David has proved himself to be an exemplary professional and I honestly didn't expect him to play at such a high level," he added.
But despite Ancelotti making future plans for the club, reports continue to emerge that the long-standing Milan coach might not be there next season.
The 49-year-old continues to be linked to a move to Chelsea and Real Madrid - despite repeated denials that he intends to remain at the Rossoneri helm. (ANI)