Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has warned that David Beckham could become just 'a nice memory' if the club fail in their bid to land him permanently from the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Talks to keep Beckham are in full swing and the England midfielder reiterated his desire to remain at San Siro following the 1-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday.
Ancelotti is keen on having the midfielder on a permanent basis and he is worried that Beckham will only be remembered for his loan spell rather than lifting a trophy with the Rossoneri this term.
"Beckham was a beautiful transfer and he is unique in terms of his professionalism," Ancelotti told Radio Anchio Sport.
"If his stay at Milan ends on March 9 then at least we will have nice memories of him."
Although Milan are in the UEFA Cup this season, Ancelotti couldn't refrain from giving his opinions on the Champions League, a competition he has won twice as coach.
"I think the teams who are scared will risk the most, fear has no place in these types of games," continued the former Juventus man.
"I would tell [Inter, Roma and Juventus] to play an open game and without any worries."
Juventus clash with Chelsea on Wednesday while Roma and Inter have tough fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United on Tuesday respectively.
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