Reports out of Europe today that discussed the likely extension of David Beckham’s loan to AC Milan from the Galaxy have apparently been confirmed by the L.A.Times. Details here.
A club source told me it’s unclear whether any deal will be finalized and formally announced today.
Updated 3:30 p.m.: As of 30 minutes ago, the Galaxy had this to say about their loaned players –
David Beckham and Landon Donovan remain in Europe on loan with AC Milan and Bayern Munich respectively, with both players scheduled to return later this month ahead of the Galaxy’s season opener against D.C. United.
Looks like the Galaxy have yet to get on the same page as AEG in regard to Becks.
In other Galaxy news, the club won’t have to announce any roster cuts today because they have 24 players under contract and so are in compliance with MLS salary cap and roster numbers that come into effect today.
That means as yet unsigned draft picks A.J. DeLaGarza and Kyle Patterson as well as trialist Yohance Marshall will remain training with the team for now.
However, the Galaxy are expected to announce later today that midfielder Josh Boateng, a third round draft pick out of Liberty University, has left the club. (Confirmed at 3 p.m. per the Galaxy).
Also, trade negotiations between the Galaxy and Honduran team Platense over young central defender Osman Chavez apparently broke down over the weekend, according to media reports out of that Central American country.