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David Beckham has announced he's leaving LA Galaxy

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THE race is on to bring superstar David Beckham to the A-League after the midfielder announced he would play his final game for the LA Galaxy on December 1.

While he said he would almost certainly take an ownership stake in the club at some point, Beckham also said he wanted "one last challenge" as a player before he hung up the boots.

That was music to the ears of A-League clubs, with virtually every club putting their hand up.

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has already stated the club had "put its hat in the ring" to sign the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star for a 10-game guest stint, expected to cost as much as $2 million.

And Melbourne Heart chief executive Scott Munn yesterday said his club would submit an offer believed to be worth between $1million and $2million.

"What I can say is that it's certainly real, we're putting forward an offer, it's compelling and the opportunity is there for him to come here. That is absolutely legitimate," Munn told reporters.

"Let's let David get through next week, play the final of the MLS (against Houston Dynamo) and hopefully he'll have a win. Then I'm sure he'll assess every offer."

Heart captain Fred, who played against Beckham in the MLS, said it was impossible to overstate his drawing power."Oh my gosh. Every game is almost full house," Fred said.

"Especially I think the women come to watch him."

The FFA will submit offers to Beckham's management on behalf of the A-League clubs.

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