David Beckham left Real Madrid in the summer of 2007 to move to Los Angeles, but he has explained how, prior to agreeing to join LA Galaxy, he came mightily close to signing for Milan.
"I was very close to signing for Milan," Beckham told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I thought very hard about the opportunity, but in the end I decided to come to the United States.
"Milan are a top-level club, which is what I was looking for after Real Madrid and Manchester United.
"The Diavolo are the side that I like best in Serie A and they have played excellent football for years. Furthermore, I like the country and I often go there on holiday."