Last updated : 10 January 2007 By Ed
David Beckham has been told he must make a decision over whether to sign a new contract at Madrid by next week.

"A few months ago we presented an offer to extend his contract that reflected his importance as a football player and as a marketing image," sporting director Predrag Mijatovic said. "He asked for time to think about it but we are in a situation where we don't have time. We have to decide now. Next week we will address the issue."