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  • 23 January 2013, 18:43

Brooklyn Beckham Has Chelsea Football Trial

David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has had a trial with Chelsea football club.

The 13-year-old played in a game at the Premier League side's training ground in Surrey on Tuesday.

It is understood it was a low-key academy training match aimed at giving him a taste of English junior football.

Sky sources said: "Brooklyn was there as part of a big try-out, with talented kids coming from around the world.

"It was not just one day, there are several days as part of it so no decision has been made."

The sources added: "All three of the boys absolutely love football and they are glad to be back and living in London."

Former England captain David, 37, is currently without a club after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the Major League Soccer season.

He and his family are understood to be living in south-west London in a 20m house.

Beckham was pictured on Twitter with a young team player at Chelsea's Cobham training base prompting speculation he was in line for a move to the Blues.

However, it later emerged he was there to watch his son.

Friends and relatives of several Chelsea academy members tweeted that Brooklyn had joined them in a match.

His involvement in the under-14 fixture will stoke speculation he aims to become a professional footballer like his father.

He has been photographed on several occasions practising at training grounds in Los Angeles.

Beckham's top-flight career includes 115 England caps, a record for an outfield player, won during spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and AC Milan.

The east Londoner also played a high-profile role in the capital's winning bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He has yet to say whether he will continue his own football career and, if so, where.

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