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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 February 2006, 10:51 GMT
Beckham expects to sign Real deal
England captain David Beckham
Beckham says he is enjoying himself at Real Madrid
England captain David Beckham believes it is all-but certain that he will sign a new contract with Real Madrid rather than return to the Premiership.

The 30-year-old's current deal at Real ends in June 2007 but he is expected to sign an extension until 2009.

"There is a 99% chance that I will stay and sign a new contract with Madrid," he told Spanish newspaper Marca.

"We will begin to talk before the summer but there are no doubts, I will remain here."

English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with Beckham, while Sven-Goran Eriksson was recently quoted in a Sunday newspaper as saying he may be able to entice him back to the Premiership.

But midfielder Beckham added: "Madrid know that I want to stay and I know that they want me to stay."

This is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so why would I want to leave?
David Beckham

"I have just moved house and the club knows this.

"They are not worried by my situation, they know I don't want to leave.

"Perhaps in England things are resolved earlier but here things are different.

"This is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so why would I want to leave?"

Eriksson is to leave his post as England boss after the World Cup finals this summer and has also been linked with taking over at Real Madrid, who currently have Juan Ramon Lopez Caro in charge.

"I have a good relationship with Sven-Goran Eriksson but I don't know what will happen in the summer," added Beckham.

"Juan Ramon Lopez Caro is doing well. He has brought unity to the group, which was something we lacked before. He has succeeded at making us play like a team."




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