Ipswich: Becks not coming!
Ipswich have not been approached to allow ex-England captain David Beckham to train with them after the failure of his Los Angeles Galaxy team to make the US major league playoffs, the club said on Tuesday.
"Manager Jim Magilton was asked by the media two months ago if he would welcome Beckham to the club. Of course he would but there have been no talks or any approaches made," an Ipswich spokesman told BBC Sport.
Beckham, 32, is determined to keep fit during the five months without club football when the MLS season resumes next April after the Galaxy's last game on Sunday.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is reportedly seeking out facilities close to his Hertfordshire home in England.
Ipswich boss Jim Magilton speaks regularly with Galaxy coach Frank Yallop and it had been suggested the Suffolk club were ready to roll out the red carpet for the former national team skipper.
Beckham has been hampered by injury since his arrival in the United States, which ruled him out of contention for England's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Israel.
However, the midfielder could well be in line for a recall in time for the crunch clash with Croatia on 21 November.
LA Galaxy play two friendlies before then - against Vancouver Whitecaps on 7 November and Minnesota Thunder on 11 November.