Botafogo president Mauricio Assumpção says their is "zero chance" of signing former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham
Botafogo president Mauricio Assumpção has denied that his club are in the running to sign former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham when he leaves LA Galaxy at the end of this year.
Earlier this month a story appeared in the English newspaper The Sun, claiming that Botafogo had been approached by a businessman who offered to line up the former England captain as a 'plan B' if the attempt to sign Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf fell through.
However, Seedorf signed for the Rio giants and the move for Beckham never got going, and Assumpção says there is "zero chance" of it happening now.
He told Lancenet: "There is zero chance, no chance! I do not know where they got that. There is no talks, Botafogo have made no contact at the moment. The figures published in England are absurd.
"In the past, a businessman connected to the player in Europe told Carlos Alberto Torres about the possibility of signing Beckham and Carlos called me. If we had not been successful with Seedorf, it would have been an option. But it was only at that time, now there is nothing."