DHAKA: Former England captain David Beckham is leaving Los Angeles Galaxy next month after six years at the American Major League Soccer (MLS) club.
He intends to quit after the season-ending MLS Cup final on 1 December.
In a statement Beckham, 37, said: “I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career.”
Melbourne Heart claim they are in talks with Beckham over a 10-game stint in Australia, despite his camp saying he had no plans to play in the A League.
Heart chief executive Scott Munn told BBC Sport: “We are incredibly serious and working tirelessly with David’s representatives to table a compelling offer which is commensurate with the international player that David is.
“We’re taking to David about a 10-game stint. Football is the third code behind Australian Rules football and rugby league - we think David takes it to the next level.”
Beckham joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old and went on to make 398 appearances for the club, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League.
He moved to Real Madrid in a £25m deal in 2003, winning the La Liga title in 2007 just weeks before his switch to the United States.
He made his England debut against Moldova in 1996 and captained the side from 2000 to 2006, making his 115th and final England appearance in a 3-0 win over Belarus in 2009.
BDST: 1530 HRS, NOV 20, 2012
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