The Sun quoted boss Fabio Capello as saying, "Beckham is one of my options instead of Barry. It is possible he'll play. I have seen him playing in the middle for AC Milan. He also played for me twice in central positions at Real Madrid. It is not a problem for David."
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will start tonight's game before joining up with the Under-21 squad for next week's European Championship finals.