Beckham lawyers due in Milan

Former England captain David Beckham's lawyers are due in Milan today to thrash out a deal with AC Milan over the midfielder's proposed loan move from Los Angeles Galaxy.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed at a press conference in the city that the meeting would take place, and also said Beckham could join as early as next week.

"For the moment it seems that he should arrive next week, however Beckham's lawyers will be in Milan today," he said.

"We will start the negotiations. I don't know if they will conclude positively or not, but I hope and believe they will."

Milan have back-tracked a little on last week's claims that the Beckham signing was a done deal.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is expected to join on loan for a few months during the close season in the USA's Major League Soccer.