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Careful Beckham analysing next move

ESPN staff
December 27, 2012
David Beckham probably won't switch sports but he may have received offers to © Getty Images

David Beckham's global search for a new club is not being rushed according to his management company as the former England captain considers 'a number of serious proposals.'

Beckham is currently a free agent after finishing his five-year association with Los Angeles Galaxy by winning the MLS Cup almost one month ago.

His future has since been up in the air with London clubs (West Ham and QPR) and French clubs (Paris Saint-Germain) being talked about as the leading competitors for his signature.

In a statement his management company said: "There are a number of serious proposals on the table, from a host of clubs across the world.

"David is in no hurry to make a decision, the key is making the right one as he has always done successfully in his career.

"It's early days in the process. David is enjoying spending quality time with his family over the holidays."

One destination Beckham will not be travelling to is Monaco as the club are reportedly unable to meet the midfielder's financial demands.

Monaco, who reached the Champions League finalists in 2004 but were relegated from the French top flight in 2011, are currently a point behind Ligue 2 leaders Nantes at the midway point in the season.

Claudio Ranieri was thought to be keen to add Beckham to his squad in a bid to boost the principality club's hopes of a return to Ligue 1 and Monaco executive general director Tor-Kristian Karlsen travelled to the USA shortly before the end of the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star's contract with LA Galaxy in early December.

However, despite the backing of Russian billionaire owner Dimitry Rybolovlev, Monaco have not been able to convince Beckham that the Stade Louis II should be the final port of call of his career, with L'Equipe claiming the club could not match his demands.

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