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David Beckham denies any contact with West Ham

David Beckham
Beckham had a non-playing role in England's 2010 World Cup set-up

David Beckham has "no interest" in leaving American team Los Angeles Galaxy and has had no contact with West Ham, according to his spokesman.

West Ham co-owner David Gold claims to have held talks with the 35-year-old former England captain's agent.

But Beckham's spokesman said: "Whilst it's flattering, there has been no contact with or offer from West Ham. David has no interest in leaving."

The midfielder is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury.

Gold reportedly hoped that Beckham, who was born in Leytonstone, east London - close to West Ham - would end his playing days with the club.

The Hammers co-owner is also said to have wanted the midfielder to help the club's attempts to move into the Olympics Stadium in London after the 2012 Games.

However, the player's spokesman added: "David is happy at LA Galaxy and is looking forward to returning to the team on 9 August."

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Beckham tore his Achilles tendon in March and hopes to be fit enough to return to action with the Los Angeles outfit in September.

He joined Galaxy from Real Madrid in 2007 but has since had two loan spells at AC Milan.

The former Manchester United trainee has 115 England caps and formed part of the national team's backroom staff at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

He was unable to play in the tournament, which England exited in the second round after a 4-1 defeat against Germany, because of his Achilles tendon injury.



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