World Football Gossip Roundup: David Beckham, Radamel Falcao, Mario Balotelli
Would David Beckham really return to the Premier League?
Never say never, according to the man himself.
The subject of Beckham's future leads this Thursday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, which also includes updates on Radamel Falcao, Mario Balotelli, Isco and Lucio.
Read on for all the details.
David Beckham Not Ruling out Premier League Return?
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has declined to rule out a return to the Premier League (via The Guardian).
Beckham, 37, played with United from 1993 until 2003. He joined the Los Angeles Galaxy of the United States' Major League Soccer in 2007 and is set to play his last match with the club on Saturday.
Beckham said a Premier League return is unlikely, but added:
I've always said I think I would struggle to come back and play in England because I've played for the biggest club in the world, the biggest club in England, Manchester United, and I couldn't see myself playing for any other Premiership team.
But you never know. Like I said, we've got some exciting options on the table. I do think we'll be spending a little more time in England because it's good for the kids to see their grandparents.
Over the last six years it's been difficult not seeing them as much as we'd like and they'd like, but we definitely won't be leaving LA for good.
Radamel Falcao Wants to Play in Different League?
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Colombian forward Radamel Falcao wants to play in a different league, according to Goal.com.
Falcao has reportedly drawn interest from several clubs across Europe after scoring 36 goals in all competitions last season. This term, he has scored 11 league goals in 12 appearances.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Atletico in recent months, and Cerezo says Falcao might leave Spain entirely.
He tells me he is very happy here and that he wants to honor his contract but one day, we don't know when, he would like to try out another league. I know that day will come, but it won't be anytime soon. I can say that he has told me personally that he loves being at this club.
Inter Milan Will Not Re-Sign Mario Balotelli?
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says he likely will not re-sign Mario Balotelli (via Sky Sports).
Balotelli, 22, left Inter to join Manchester City in 2010. He scored his first league goal of the season on Wednesday night but has been linked with a move away from the Etihad.
Moratti said: "I really don't think that Balotelli will be coming back to Inter."
Isco Nearing New Contract?
Spain Under-21 international midfielder Isco is "on course" for a new contract with Málaga, according to talkSPORT.
Isco, 20, has risen to fame this season for his performances with Málaga in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United and Manchester City are thought to be interested in signing him.
Lucio Looking for Germany Return?
Brazilian World Cup-winning defender Lucio could leave Juventus in January and return to Germany, according to ESPN FC.
Lucio, 34, joined Juve from Inter Milan in the summer. He had spells with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich from 2001 to 2009.
Lucio has made only three appearances for Juventus this season. Wolfsburg are thought to be interested in signing him.
"Of course, I am thinking about my future, and football is fast-moving," Lucio said. "I am here now, but could be with a different club in January. I want to play football and be happy."