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Last Updated: Tuesday November 03 2009 08:29 GMT

Beckham re-signs with AC Milan

David Beckham

David Beckham has signed a deal to go on loan to AC Milan in January, after his American club LA Galaxy came to an agreement with the Italian side.

Becks wants to play for Milan to improve his chances of making the England squad for the 2010 World Cup.

He went on loan to AC Milan last season, during the break in the American soccer season.

"I need to give myself the best chance to make the World Cup squad - playing for Milan will help me," he said.

David Beckham and Ore

David Beckham chats to Sportsround

Committed

But Becks wanted to be clear he wasn't abandoning his American side.

"I'm committed to LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer in the long term and remain as passionate as ever about growing the game of soccer in America.

"I'm completely focused on ending this season on a high note with my club by winning the MLS Cup," added Beckham, talking about the MLS play-offs.