David Beckham To Sign For Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham is set to join Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day and is on his way to the French capital for a medical.

The former England captain will be unveiled at a press conference at 4pm GMT this afternoon.

Having considered lucrative offers from around the world Beckham has chosen the French side - who are in the Champions League knockout stage - as they chase a league and cup double.

The presence of coach Carlo Ancelotti and director Leonardo was pivotal, since both men coached Beckham during his two loan spells at AC Milan in 2009 and 2010.

With his family now based in London again, the short trek across the channel will have also appealed to the 37-year-old.

Beckham has received 12 formal offers

Beckham received 12 formal offers from around the globe including South America, North America, South Africa, Russia, China and the Middle East as well as Europe.

His five-and-a-half-year spell with LA Galaxy came to an end in November as he won his second MLS Cup on his final appearance in America.

Beckham trained with Arsenal on Monday and was heralded as "super-ambitious" by Gunners manager Ars├Ęne Wenger.

Wenger said this week: "He told me that he doesn't look at all to be in shape. Beckham is super-ambitious.

"If, in his mind, he wanted to play in the Premier League he would not have gone on holiday. He would have prepared and come in and tried to impress me. He told me he has done nothing at all."