Under orders from England coach Fabio Capello to stay in tip-top shape if he wants to feature at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, David Beckham may yet return to the Barclays Premier League with Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur, the Mail on Sunday reported.
After spending an impressive second half of last season with AC Milan, Beckham returned to Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy in Thursday's 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls, his first match since the end of the Serie A campaign.
The 34-year-old former England captain had been loaned by the Galaxy to Milan with the proviso that he return for the entire 2009 MLS season, but he got his stay in Europe extended before finally returning - to some boos from certain sections of the crowd.
And according to the Mail on Sunday, Chelsea and Spurs are ready to bring him home, although Beckham said in midweek he was relishing an eventual return to Italy.
The Mail noted that new Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was highly impressed with the veteran at San Siro during his five-month stint and the paper reported that Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have been looking at London schools for their three sons. Last week Beckham hinted a return might just be on the cards, having previously said otherwise.
"Never say never. I'd definitely consider it," said Beckham. "When I left, my heart was in Manchester - I couldn't see myself playing against United. Now I wouldn't rule it out."