Blackburn Rovers defender Michel Salgado has spoken of the possibility of his former Real Madrid team-mate David Beckham sealing a loan move to Ewood Park in January.
The 33-year-old Spaniard, who has joined Rovers on a two-year deal, played alongside Beckham for four years at the Bernabeu.
Beckham is set to leave LA Galaxy on loan in January and is believed to prefer a return to the Premier League in the hope that he can earn a place in Fabio Capello's England squad for next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa.
"I spoke to him last week when he was with the national team," revealed Salgado. "He asked me if I had signed here at Blackburn Rovers for two years. I said I had signed and I live in Manchester in Alderley Edge.
"He said to me, 'Oh, I have lived there, it is a fantastic place'.
"He said, 'Congratulations for going to Blackburn Rovers because it is a historic club. You have a great man as coach, Sam (Allardyce)'."
Asked about the possibility of Beckham moving to Ewood Park on loan, Salgado added: "I have to speak with him and the club, but maybe we will have to pay him, all the players! I will try!"