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David Beckham's Inter Miami step up Lionel Messi interest - and they want Gareth Bale too

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David Beckham has arranged talks with Lionel Messi's father in a bid to persuade the Barcelona star to join Inter Miami.

The former England international is a co-owner of the Florida-based side who will join MLS in 2020.

Beckham is keen to make at least one marquee signing before Inter Miami's debut season.

And according to The Sun (opens in new tab), the ex-LA Galaxy midfielder has sent Paul McDonough to London to hold talks with Messi's dad, Jorge.

Maxifoot (opens in new tab) report that Beckham is also keen on Real Madrid (opens in new tab) forward Gareth Bale.

The Welshman came close to leaving the La Liga giants this summer, only for Florentino Perez to pull the plug on a proposed move to China.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).