Managers want to sign striker David Beckham from Manchester United

Managers have been told by the Manchester United board that they are ready to sign David Beckham if he is offered a new contract.

The 26-year-old, who has scored 24 goals in 26 Premier League appearances, has struggled to hold down a regular place in United’s midfield this season and United are ready for a fresh approach.

A new deal for the forward could be announced as soon as Monday.

Beckham has been offered a two-year contract worth £200,000-a-week by the club and is yet to accept it.

He is currently the subject of an investigation into the sale of his father’s Real Madrid team-mates to Manchester United for £75m.

In his first season at United, Beckham has scored nine goals and assisted eight.