Ancelotti denies PSG move for Beckham

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PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has denied speculation the club is poised to complete a move to bring David Beckham to the club.

The ex-England international revealed he will seek a fresh challenge after playing his final game for LA Galaxy on Dec. 1 in the MLS Cup final against the Houston Dynamo, and he had been strongly linked with a move to the mega-rich Ligue 1 outfit. He turned down PSG after last MLS season to return to the Galaxy despite him being out of contract and PSG being interested in his services.

Former AC Milan and Chelsea coach Ancelotti told reporters he has no plans to sign the 37-year-old Beckham, though, stating, "We did not offer, good luck to him."

Bekham started his career at Manchester United, where he enjoyed a rich spell of success before moving to Spanish giant Real Madrid. He later moved to the Galaxy and spent time with Serie A giant AC Milan on loan.

PSG has slumped to two recent domestic defeats but the 53-year-old Ancelotti is hoping the club can bounce back by reaching the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League.

"We're going through a difficult period after two home losses. The players know that I'm not happy," Ancelotti said. "The important thing is to get our heads up as soon as possible, and tomorrow we have the opportunity to qualify for the last 16, which would be a very good thing. A point would be enough for us to get to the last 16, but we're going to play to win."

Ancelotti also revealed he is set to tinker with the side’s tactics and is expecting his players to put in an improved performance when they face Dynamo Kiev.

"Certain things will change, particularly in the tactics department. The players have to take their responsibility and I have confidence in them," Ancelotti said. "We have done good things not that long ago, and there's no reason why that won't continue. I speak to my players regularly, and I'm expecting a reaction against Kiev. I think that we will have a good match. Everyone has to take their responsibilities. I will take mine and the players have to do the same."

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