Los Angeles Soccer: Blackburn

Blackburn joins Becks chase

January, 4, 2011
1/04/11
5:38
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Blackburn Rovers FC have joined the pursuit to bring in David Beckham on loan, the English Premier League club's Indian owner has told Reuters, and Tottenham Hotspur is becoming impatient as it awaits word on its bid for the Galaxy midfielder.

Landon Donovan, meanwhile, has informed Everton supporters he'd like to join the Toffees again next year.

Blackburn joins nearly a dozen clubs that have expressed interest in acquiring Beckham for a short loan stint, to end before the Galaxy's March 15 season opener.

"We have made an effort to get Beckham on loan ...," Venkateshwara Rao, who purchased a controlling interest in Blackburn two months ago, told Reuters. "Nothing has come out of it so far."

Harry Redknapp, manager of London-based Tottenham, on Tuesday told reporters in England that he needs to know soon whether the Galaxy are willing to make a deal.

"I haven't heard anything for a few days," Redknapp said, according to an Agence France Presse report. "I was looking at (bringing him in for) at least three months, really. If it is a very short-term thing, it can be a problem, as much as I would like him and I am a great fan of his.

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