Beckham could sign PSG contract in Doha

AFP, Thursday 22 Dec 2011

David Beckham is expected to attend next month's Qatar ATP Open in Doha where he could sign for the Qatari-backed French league leaders Paris Saint Germain

David Beckham

The 36-year-old's presence at the January 2-8 ATP tournament was suggested to AFP by a source close to Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), PSG's majority shareholder on Thursday.

The president of the Qatar Tennis Federation, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is also head of QSI.

French newspapers on Wednesday had trumpeted Beckham's imminent arrival at PSG.

Reports indicate he will sign a lucrative 5 million euro deal in early January.

Beckham's presence in Qatar will also coincide with his expected next club's mid-season training camp in Doha from January 1-5.

PSG are due to meet one of Beckham's former clubs, AC Milan, in a friendly in Dubai on January 4 before returning to France for the first game of 2012 on January 8.

PSG took over the summit of the French League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win at Saint Etienne.

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