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by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

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David Moyes has revealed he would relish the chance to work with David Beckham again.

But the Everton manager admitted to the national press in Friday's pre-West Brom press conference that a January loan move for the former England captain is unlikely because of the difficulties in matching his LA Galaxy wages.

Beckham has had short term loan spells at AC Milan in both 2009 and 2010. And if he decides to make a similar trans-Atlantic switch this January, Moyes says he is interested.

The Goodison chief played with a rookie Beckham on loan at Preston back in 1995, while the ex-Manchester United icon is still friends with Blues skipper Phil Neville.

Moyes would welcome a call from the England international. But if Beckham, who joined the Galaxy in 2007, is keen on a switch to Merseyside, there remains plenty of things to sort out.

"I would hope that if David Beckham wanted to come he would pick up the phone and call me," Moyes told the national press.

"I worked with David and I know him. If he wanted to come back to the Premier League, he would only need to call me or Phil Neville.

"We would be here for him at Everton. He probably could pick up the phone to a lot of clubs in the Premier League.

"But if he wanted to play for me then he could do that. He knows how to get hold of me and Phil.

"We played in the same team. I even scored from one of his corners," added Moyes.

"I would need to come and see the chairman and ask how he thinks we could do it. Could we make it work by selling shirts?"

Moyes believes Beckham, 35, would help solve his side's problems on the right hand side of midfield.

"We've said all along that since Landon left last year we've had no right-sided player," continued the Everton manager. "Victor Anichebe came in and did well for us, but he's been injured.

"We've tried Steven (Pienaar) on the right, and had Bily on the right, trying to cover all bases. Then we've had Seamus on the right, and to be fair he's done well for us.

"He hasn't let anyone down at all. He's a young boy, and not really a wide right, but can definitely do a job when needed."

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