Associated Press  |  Last updated November 20, 2012
David Beckham's decision to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy is generating more speculation in Australia that the former England captain could make a move to the A-League. The 37-year-old Beckham has announced that his six-season stint in U.S. Major League Soccer will end with the Dec. 1 MLS Cup against Houston. Five Australian clubs have confirmed interest in bringing Beckham to the A-League, with the Melbourne Heart and Western Sydney Wanderers considered the top contenders due to the cosmopolitan nature of the two cities. Last week, Beckham's management company denied reports he was headed to Australia. Perth, Adelaide and the Gosford-based Central Coast Mariners all expressed interest, while Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory have previously indicated they won't pursue Beckham. ''We're putting forward an offer. It's compelling and the opportunity is here for him to come here,'' Melbourne Heart chief executive Scott Munn said Tuesday ''What I can say is that it's certainly real. ....
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