David Beckham would consider a return to the Barclays Premier League - despite having said he would never play for an English side other than Manchester United.
The 34-year-old was speaking in California where he has returned to link up with the Los Angeles Galaxy after a spell in Serie A playing for AC Milan.
Beckham is desperate to play in next year's World Cup and admitted he would ponder a move back to his homeland if it would increase his chances, saying: "I would definitely consider it."
He added: "Never say never. When I left United, I said I would never want to play for another English club.
"My heart was in Manchester - and I couldn't see myself wearing another shirt in the Premiership and playing against United. Now I wouldn't rule it out."