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Glory still hungry to land Becks
Glory still hungry to land Becks

Perth Glory are in the process of piecing together a $2 million package to snare global soccer icon David Beckham for a 10-game guest stint in the A-League.

The club has tabled an offer to Beckham through Australian agent Lou Sticca, who is in contact with the former England captain's management and previously brokered deals to bring LA Galaxy to Australia for exhibition matches.

Sticca also played a key role in Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero's move to Sydney FC.

Glory are seeking support from both Football Federation Australia and the State Government as they attempt to pull off what would undoubtedly be the biggest coup in the club's 16-year existence.

Glory chief executive Paul Kelly said he expected to be given an indication of Beckham's interest by the end of the week and hoped to meet his management next month.

"We are liaising with Lou Sticca and we're just waiting to hear back on whether he (Beckham) has the appetite to come to Australia," Kelly said.

"You would expect FFA might help out with the marketing budget if he was to come here and we are also looking at attracting support from the State Government.

"The appetite to get him here is massive. We have sponsors waiting and business people have come to us offering to get involved."

Next month's MLS Cup final will be the last match of Beckham's six-year stint in the United States and the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder has rejected speculation he will retire.

"I haven't decided where we might go next," Beckham said.

"We might stay here and we might spend more time in Europe. My playing career with the Galaxy ends next Saturday.

"I have some exciting options on the table."

Offers are certain to come from clubs around the world, with Australian clubs believing they are very much in the mix.

Five A-League clubs have confirmed their interest, including Melbourne Heart, who have been the most vocal in their intentions.

with Agence France-Presse