Beckham expects to stay at Real

David Beckham has revealed there is a “99% chance” he will sign a contract extension at Real Madrid before the end of the season.

The former Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a move back to the Barclays Premiership, especially after Madrid president Florentino Perez admitted several English clubs were interested in acquiring the 30-year-old.

But the England captain said: “There is a 99% chance that I will stay and sign a new contract with Madrid.

“We will begin to talk before the summer but there are no doubts, I will remain here.”

Beckham is expected to be offered a contract extension until 2009, with his current deal ending in June 2007.

“They (Madrid) know that I want to stay and I know that they want me to stay,” he added.

“I have just moved house and the club knows this.

“They are not worried by my situation, they know I don’t want to leave.

“Perhaps in England things are resolved earlier but here things are different. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so why would I want to leave?”

Beckham also played down suggestions he would be joined in the Spanish capital by current England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson after the World Cup.

“I have a good relationship with him (Eriksson) but I don’t know what will happen in the summer,” Beckham told Marca.

“(Current Madrid boss) Juan Ramon Lopez Caro is doing well. He has brought unity to the group which was something we lacked before. He has succeeded at making us play like a team.”

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