The future of former England captain Beckham is the subject of much speculation, with the 36-year-old's Los Angeles Galaxy contract set to expire next month.

Beckham has been linked with the Foxes in the past and reports recently suggested Eriksson was trying to lure him to the King Power Stadium in a player-coach role.

However, the Swede told BBC East Midlands Today: "It's not going to happen. I have not offered him a player-coach role.

"David knows that we would take him, of course, and if he wants to come he has my number so that's not a problem. But I haven't spoken to him because I get embarrassed by it.

"I don't know what he is going to do, I have no idea. But I doubt that he wants to come to the Championship. If I was in his clothes, I doubt I would do that."

Nigel Clough has confirmed he is in talks with DERBY about extending his stay as manager.

Clough's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and he has been linked with the Nottingham Forest job following Steve McClaren's resignation.

However, Clough sees his future at Derby. The former Burton boss is more than two and a half years into the job of turning around the club's fortunes and is keen to see the task through.

"Everybody loves it here and we've got a lot of ex-Derby players as well amongst the staff, which I think is important because everybody's heart is in the project and we know what it means to the supporters here," Clough told Sky Sports News.

"This is where my heart is and I'm delighted to get the opportunity to continue the work I've been doing for the last two years or so."

Youngster Zac Thompson has been rewarded for an impressive start to his LEEDS career with a new two-year contract.

The 18-year-old midfielder only penned his first professional deal at the end of last season after joining the club's scholarship scheme in January from Everton.

And, having impressed in the early part of this campaign, he has been handed lengthier terms.

Manager Simon Grayson told the club's website: "Zac has made an impression since he's been here. He had a good pre-season, he got himself involved on merit, and not only did he play a part, he impressed in what he did and how he went about things."

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Shwan Jalal has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract with BOURNEMOUTH, while COLCHESTER defender Tom Eastman has extended his loan spell at CRAWLEY by a further month.