Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/2/13

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 24: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy warms up prior to the MLS match against the San Jose Earthquakes at The Home Depot Center on October 24, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes 2-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
David Beckham may be nearing the end of his soccer career, but his celebrity status continues to open doors for him around the world. The English soccer star reportedly is in talks with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua about a move to the Far East. He is considering singing a short-term, but lucrative, contract with the club, according to British newspaper The Daily Mirror. "Sources close to the star suggest he is keen to take up the challenge," the report says. "Negotiations are likely to continue when the Beckhams return from their Christmas family holiday." Beckham recently became a free agent, having ended a six-year stay with the L.A. Galaxy. A host of clubs have reportedly made offers to the 37-year-old, but he has not publicly revealed a preference for one over another. Privately, he is thought to be excited at the prospect of playing in China and extending his personal brand to the world's biggest market. "David always said he wanted one more challenge and he loves the id...
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