David Beckham may extend his loan period at AC Milan and he could even sign a permanent two-year deal, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The English midfielder will train and play for the Rossoneri at the beginning of January on a short-term loan deal while the MLS season takes its annual break.

His move to Serie A has caused plenty of hype and rife speculation which shows no sign of ending, as Tuttomercatoweb claims the Englishman may even extend his deal with the Italian giants to keep his hopes of making World Cup 2010 with the three lions alive.

Reports suggest Becks is desperate to keep his place with England and impress an unforgiving Fabio Capello.

The coach has always warned his players regarding their chances and the midfielder is in no position to see his chances go up in smoke and, with that in mind, Beckham would prefer to stay on in Milan to boost his chances of making South Africa.

It will probably be his last major tournament and a permanent stay with Milan, where top European soccer will help him, could be the answer to guaranteeing his chances with the England national team.

The Rossoneri have always stated their stance on Becks and they would love to see him remain.

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