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Beckham set for 10-game Australian stint



David Beckham could be heading Down Under with reports on Friday saying talks are underway to bring the English star to Australia's domestic league.

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder remains one of the game's biggest names and his presence along with Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero would help further boost the competition's global image.

Fox Sports and News Limited newspapers said Beckham's management had offered his services to several A-League clubs, possibly for a 10-game guest stint, once the American Major League Soccer season ends in a fortnight.

Sydney or Melbourne are considered the two most likely destinations, although for the move to happen Football Federation Australia must be on board to support the deal financially, the reports said.

The former Manchester United man is likely to demand a multi-million dollar fee which would be out of reach of must Australian clubs.

Italian superstar Del Piero is reportedly on a two-year contract worth US$2 million a season at Sydney FC.

One of Beckham's former England teammates, striker Emile Heskey, is also playing in Australia, with the Newcastle Jets.

Football Federation Australia was not immediately available for comment.

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