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David Beckham. -Photo by AFP

LONDON: Former England captain David Beckham was set to join French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Thursday, both the BBC and Sky Sports News reported.

The 37-year-old midfielder, who has been without a club since ending a five-and-half-year spell in the United States last month after winning the MLS Cup with the Los Angeles Galaxy, was reportedly in line to be unveiled by PSG at a 5:00 pm local (1600 GMT) news conference.

PSG sporting director Leonardo made no comment about the reports when contacted by AFP.

Beckham, who made 115 appearances for England – a national record for an outfield player – first came to prominence at Manchester United and helped the club win the Treble in 1999 when they took the English Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions League titles.

This time last year, in the corresponding January transfer window, he was also linked with a move to PSG but Beckham, who played for Spanish giants Real Madrid after leaving United and later had two loan spell at AC Milan, opted to remain in the United States.

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