David Beckham Gets His Wish to Stay in Italy
03/06/2009 AT 11:30 AM EST
In what some reports are calling a 'timeshare' agreement, Beckham, 33, will stay with AC Milan – the Italian team he's been playing for under a loan agreement with his L.A. Galaxy team – through May.
After that, he may return to the Galaxy, several months into the new Major League Soccer season. Then, when the MLS season ends, he'll fly back to Milan.
Beckham – who has been living at George Clooney's Lake Como home – recently made it clear that he wanted to prolong his stay in Italy as playing at soccer's top level increases his chances of being considered for a spot on England's national team.
That doesn't mean he and wife Victoria Beckham, 34, are turning their back on life in Beverly Hills.
Insiders say that the Beckhams – who moved to Los Angeles in July 2007 and quickly found some A-list BFFs like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – love life in the U.S.
The American lifestyle suits the Beckhams, and their three boys, Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, 6, and Cruz, 4, are happy at their U.S. school.
Beckham's spokesman declined to comment.