David Beckham will make a decision soon whether he will come back to England and play for West Ham United this season in the Premier League.
The Hammers have been linked with a number of high profile signings lately, from Manchester United striker Michael Owen to the old and only Brazilian sensation, Ronaldinho.
Beckham is still recovering from an achilles injury he picked up at the end of last season, which ruled him out of Fabio Capello's English squad for the World Cup.
He is going to return to Los Angeles before potentially securing the deal to play in Europe starting in January this season.
He will only be playing in the latter half of the season, after being part of the AC Milan team for the last two years.
West Ham co-owner David Gold has stated that he hopes Beckham will end his playing career at Upton Park, with links between the two going back to May.
He said, "We had some discussions with David's agents a few months ago and it was a possibility."
"He's preoccupied with a number of projects at the moment but he's promised he will give every consideration to the possibility of joining us."
As well as playing for them, it is suggested that Beckham could play an influential role as a West Ham ambassador. They hope to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Olympic games have finished.