Becks: The Lost Galactico!

Last updated : 11 January 2007 By Gary Moss

The future of former England Captain David Beckham has been blown into

Becks...Unsure of his future
uncertainty today.

It all began when Real Madrid Sporting Director, Pedrag Mijatovic spoke out that the club would not be renewing Becks' contract. Since then, Beckham's spokesman, Simon Oliveira has explained that nothing has been decided and that contract talks are still ongoing.

Beckham, 31, has struggled to nail down a regular first team slot at Madrid this season and as yet it is still unclear whether boss Fabio Capello wants to keep wide man at the Bernabau after this summer.

A whole host of clubs from England, Italy, France, Spain and USA have shown an interest in luring the player if he is free to leave under the bosman ruling at the end of this season.

Elsewhere, Sunderland have accepted offers from undisclosed clubs for strikers Jon Stead and Chris Brown.

Stead, 23, has done little to impress the Sunderland fans since his arrival from Blackburn for £1.8 million, while Brown, 22, has scored just three goals during his time representing the Black Cats.

Manchester City Manager, Stuart Pearce has today insisted that he will not be letting his big players leave in this season's January transfer window. Micah Richards, Sylvain Distin and Joey Barton have all been linked with a move away from the club, but City boss ensured the fans that they will not be leaving as he does not want to disrupt what he described as a promising team in the making.

Pearce did however add that he is willing to look at offers from clubs for full-back Danny Mills and American midfielder Claudio Reyna.

It is again the rumours of the day that have been the main talking points, as the window has three weeks until its close.

It has been a bad day for Manchester United. The club has been told by Swedish club Helsingborg that they will have to pay £1.2 million if they wish to retain the services of striker Henrik Larsson on loan.

With the likelihood of United capturing England midfielder Owen Hargreaves on the decline, Sir Alex Ferguson is beginning to seek alternatives. The Red Devils may be in line to sign Rio Antonio Mavuba from French club Bordeaux to fill a missing midfield place.

Full-back Gabrielle Heinze looks set to open talks regarding a move to Italian giants, Juventus.

As for Chelsea, their spending certainly doesn't look like stopping as they go in search of a defender and striker in the window. Mark Hughes has told the Champions that they can think again about signing Benni McCarthey from Rovers.

could land Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim within the next week as they look to bring in adequate cover for the formidable John Terry and

Wright-Phillips...Off to Villa?
Ricardo Carvalho.

The Blue's will also make a decision as to whether to let Shaun Wright-Phillips move to Villa Park over the next 48 hours. This choice comes at a difficult time for Jose Mourinho who knows that it could play a key role in influencing his hopes to sign Villa marksman, Milan Baros.

Lee Hendrie may too be on his way as Blade's gaffer Neil Warnock is keen to sign the midfielder who has spent recent months on loan at Championship, Stoke City.

Glenn Roeder is on the chase for players to solve his defensive woes at St James' Park. Newcastle are believed to be after both Middlesbrough's Chris Riggott and West Ham's Anton Ferdinand. At last it seems that the Magpie's are looking to strengthen in the one area that has been average for so many years now.

Ferdinand isn't the only player that West Ham could be losing this month. Want away midfielder, Javier Mascherano looks to be holding out for a dream move to Anfield. Rumours say that the Argentine turned down a chance to talk with Juventus this week, in hope that Liverpool will come back in for him.

Meanwhile, Nigel Reo-Coker insists he will not be leaving the Hammer's despite being linked with a move to a number of Premiership clubs. Reo-Coker is determined to stay with new boss Alan Curbishley as they look to steer the Iron's to top flight safety.

Martin Jol is busy as usual, eyeing up some of the world's brightest young

Defoe...Will Jol let him go?
talents. The North London club are leading the race to sign young Watford star, Ashley Young.

Spurs are still hoping to add Charlton striker Darren Bent to their ranks before the end of the month. It is understood that the club may even allow Jermaine Defoe to leave to make way for their latest transfer target.

At the same time, inside sources have said that the Dutchman has had a fall out with ‘bench-warmer' Mido. The club are apparently willing to listen to offers for the Egyptian front man.

Another twist in the tale could see Arsenal's Freddy Ljunberg make the dreaded switch to local neighbours Tottenham. But, with still 18 months left to run on his contract, the Swede has demeaned a £4.5 million pay off from the club.

Staying in London, Chris Coleman has launched a £2.5 million bid for Charlton's winger, Jerome Thomas.

The Cottagers are also keen to off-load striker Collins John. He has been told that he will be frozen out of the squad if he continues to refuse contract

Lee...Joins Torquay coaching staff
terms with Watford.

In League Two, former Torquay boss, Colin Lee has been bought back to the club to work alongside current Manager, Lubos Kubik. Todd, who also played for the Gull's, will join the coaching staff with immediate effect.