Ancelotti rules out Beckham move
Published 04/01/2011 | 12:46
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a move for David Beckham in the January transfer window.
Beckham has been linked with a loan move to Tottenham with Blackburn and Newcastle also expressing interest in the former England captain, who is currently in the close season with his MLS league club, LA Galaxy, in the United States.
Ancelotti worked with 35-year-old Beckham during his loan spell at AC Milan two seasons ago.
But he said: "I read Beckham would like to come back for Tottenham. He is a fantastic professional player and could be good support for Tottenham if he comes back.
"But we are not interested. In that position we have good players."
Beckham spent the last two close seasons on loan at AC Milan and is keen to return to Europe in order to prove to England manager Fabio Capello that he deserves a recall to the national side.
And Ancelotti believes he could do a job for a top Premier League club until the MLS season begins again in March.
He said: "When he came to Milan he was not young. He came from the American league and it is not a league with fantastic football but he gave fantastic support.
"Beckham is a professional player, it is easy to manage him. Every time he does total support for the team. He is an unselfish player. I was happy to manage him for six months because he is a fantastic player and a good man."