Milan midfielder David Beckham is so keen on extending his time with the club that he is willing to take a massive wage cut in order to do so.
Speculation over the player's future has been rife in the Italian media over the last month. Los Angeles Galaxy want him back, but both Beckham and Milan have stated their desire to extend the deal.
The player's legal team are working to find a way to help the deal conclude in Milan's favour. Meanwhile, ‘Becks’ has, once again, reiterated his desire to remain in Italy.
"At the moment Milan are more important to me than the money,” Beckham told Il Corriere Dello Sport. “I want to think about football first and about my career.
"It's important for me to be allowed to stay at Milan permanently so I can have the chance to play regularly and to be part of England's World Cup 2010 squad.
"I haven't spoken to the Galaxy yet, but someone is doing this on my behalf. I am really hoping that a deal can be reached."
The England international has made a great impact on the Diavoli’s side as he battles hard to impress Three Lions coach Fabio Capello. Beckham admits that he never expected his time at Milan to evolve so positively.
"I had a feeling I would do well, but I didn't expect to have so much fun,” added the Englishman. “The approach during training and the atmosphere are the best I have ever experienced in my entire football career.
"[Carlo] Ancelotti is an important coach and, when you enter the dressing room, you begin to feel the great atmosphere.
"[Paolo] Maldini has also helped me settle down. He has charisma and personality and he is a great friend."
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com