updated 03/06/2009 AT 9:20 AM ET
•originally published 03/06/2009 AT 11:30 AM ET
It looks like David Beckham will be a two-team man: The Brit plans to stay in Italy at least until late May, when the European soccer season ends.
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.
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.