<!--StartFragment--> <strong>Barry: I was honest with Villa</strong><br />MANCHESTER CITY&rsquo;S Gareth Barry has rejected suggestions he betrayed Aston Villa, insisting he told them he would leave if they failed to reach the Champions League.<br /><br />Barry&rsquo;s &pound;12m move to City, who finished four places below Villa in the Premier League, raised eyebrows but the England midfielder insists he has been straight. He said: &ldquo;I was very honest about the Champions League and if Villa had qualified I&rsquo;d have been honourable enough to keep my word and stay.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Beckham admits to future doubts</strong><br />ENGLAND midfielder David Beckham admits his hopes of returning to AC Milan in January for another loan stint are up in the air.<br /><br />Beckham is back with LA Galaxy but fancies a return to the San Siro when the MLS season ends. He said: &ldquo;I am going back to Galaxy to finish off the season and then in December I&rsquo;ll see where I go, whether it be Milan or somewhere else.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Negredo fancies Liverpool move</strong><br />REAL MADRID striker Alvaro Negredo admits he would love to play alongside Fernando Torres for Liverpool.<br /><br />Negredo, who is also linked with Valencia, has been mentioned as a possible makeweight in a Real bid for Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso.<br /><br />He said: &ldquo;I have already said that I think that is a great club and it would be incredible to play alongside Torres. But I prefer not to talk about that, because for now I am a Madrid player.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Staff snag hits Martinez switch</strong><br />WIGAN&rsquo;S planned appointment of Swansea manager Roberto Martinez has hit a snag over his backroom staff.<br /><br />Martinez has agreed to take charge at his former club but wants to take his assistant Graeme Jones and chief scout Kevin Reeves with him.<br /><br />Swansea have agreed compensation for the Spaniard but the matter of his colleagues is likely to remain unresolved until next week. <!--EndFragment-->