Ligue 1 - PSG president wants Beckham to extend contract

Paris St Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi wants former England captain David Beckham to extend his contract with the French club for another year.

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Paris St-Germain's David Beckham throws the ball during the Ligue 1 soccer match against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris March 29, 2013. (Reuters)

"We are going to talk with him about it. But frankly, we really want to keep him with us next season," al-Khelaifi told French sports daily L'Equipe on Monday.

Beckham, 37, joined the wealthy French side as a free agent in January on a five-month deal and said he was considering a second season at the capital club.

"He's fantastic, on and off the pitch. Signing David has been one of my best decisions," al-Khelaifi said.

"He's outstanding as a person, as a player, as an ambassador. He has really made an impact in this squad. Everybody loves him."

Beckham has started once in five league appearances so far with PSG, who top the Ligue 1 table seven points clear of second-placed Marseille with eight games left.

Al-Khelaifi also insisted that manager Carlo Ancelotti will be staying with the club despite being linked to Real Madrid.

“Ancelotti is staying at PSG,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe. “I don’t understand why Ancelotti’s future has been placed into doubt.

“He has a contract here with us until 2014 and, if the team finish the season in the top three, then his stay here will be certain – 100 per cent.”

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