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Everton boss David Moyes offers David Beckham loan move

David Beckham
Beckham is in Australia with his LA Galaxy team-mates

Everton manager David Moyes has offered David Beckham the opportunity of returning to the Premier League on a short-term loan deal.

Beckham, 35, has spent the last two winters on loan at AC Milan from Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy.

And Moyes, who played with Beckham at Preston when the midfielder was 19, is hopeful he may fancy another loan move.

He said: "I hope that if David wanted to come he would give me a call. He only needs to call me or Phil Neville."

Beckham and Everton captain Neville are friends from their Manchester United days where they came through the ranks as juniors.

And Moyes added: "He knows how to get hold of Phil and he knows how to get hold of me.

"We would have to look into it financially. But if he came and said to me 'I would like to come and play' then I would have to go to the chairman and ask if we could make it work by selling enough replica shirts."

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Beckham only returned to action for LA Galaxy in September after spending six months on the sidelines with an Achilles tendon injury that ruled him out of England's World Cup campaign in South Africa.

But he finished the MLS season strongly and although he admitted in September that he was unlikely to play for another European team this winter, the possibility of a move to Everton and catching the eye of England boss Fabio Capello may see him make a U-turn.

Beckham has won 115 England caps, just 10 behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton who is the country's most-capped player, and has made no secret of his desire to add to that tally.

He is currently in Australia with his LA Galaxy team-mates and played in a 2-1 defeat by Newcastle Jets on Saturday despite a back problem.

"I normally wouldn't have played but I think when a game like this comes up you want to play," said Beckham.

"It was tough getting myself fit for it. I haven't trained since our last game but aside from the back pain, I enjoyed the game. The majority of time I was pain free."

Beckham is due to fly to Zurich this coming week to help England's bid to stage the 2018 World Cup.

Everton are also waiting to hear if Beckham's Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan wants a second loan spell at Goodison Park.

The American impressed last season and Moyes said: "Landon does not need to make up his mind until next month."

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