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Beckham 'considering 12 offers'
David Beckham is set to make a decision on his future next week after having received 12 formal offers from around the world, but he will base his family in London regardless of his next club.
According to widespread reports, Beckham, 37, will hold a series of meetings on the next direction of his playing career with advisors next week.
The former England international, who has been without a club since his contract ended at Los Angeles Galaxy last month, is considering offers from Europe, South America, North America, South Africa, Russia, China and the Middle East - although not in Qatar as earlier believed.
Despite the decision to base his family in London for the benefit of his children's schooling, the ex-Manchester United man, who has been linked with moves to both West Ham and Queens Park Rangers, is not expected to make a return to the Premier League.
Beckham has become the most in-demand player in the planet, having been linked with a number of sides around the world, with clubs of the stature and location as varied as Paris Saint-Germain and Melbourne Heart.
Beckham ended his five-and-a-half year stint at Galaxy in December, having inspired them to two MLS Cups, while the midfielder still has ambitions to own an MLS franchise one day.
Beckham's glittering career has seen him play for United, Real Madrid and Galaxy, as well as completing two loan spells at AC Milan. He is also England's most capped outfield player, having represented his country 115 times.