Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has claimed that David Beckham wants to join his club on loan in January.

Despite repeatedly claiming he is a Manchester United fan and would never play for another English club, Becks has been in talks with Spurs over a potential loan move.

“I think David fancies it,” said Redknapp. “He’d like to come here and play. I like him, I’ve always respected him as a player, as a person. I think he’s a great lad and a fantastic role model. I think he’d be great here for the short spell that we could get him on loan. It’s probably (in the hands of LA Galaxy). But he’s on to it and we’re talking to him about it.”