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NEWCASTLE CONSIDERS LOAN DEAL FOR BECKHAM

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Alan Pardew is scheduled to meet with club chiefs to mull over potential targets for the transfer window and Beckham has come into his thinking. The LA Galaxy star, 35, is seeking another short-term stint during the United States' close-season, having joined AC Milan on loan during the last two seasons.

Tottenham's boss, Harry Redknapp, has claimed that Beckham is keen to join Spurs while Everton is also thought to be interested, but Pardew has refused to rule out an attempt to lure the former captain to Tyneside. The Newcastle boss said in the Daily Star: 'David Beckham is an asset to a team on a number of levels.

'But for a manager, it's the playing level and the fact he can deliver a ball. He has the experience and guile to play for this team, 100 per cent. But there has been no talk about David Beckham. Perhaps I should ring him and see what he's up to, see if he is coming home.

'We won't leave any stone unturned for any player who becomes available and who we think can take the club forward. That conversation will probably take place on Monday or Tuesday next week.

'We're just looking at the market and making calls to see who is and isn't available. Then we'll have to nail it down. I will put David on the list!'

Beckham has one more year left on his Galaxy contract, having signed for the MLS club in 2007.