Posted: Thursday January 31, 2013 4:33 PM

Beckham steals limelight on subdued deadline day

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LONDON (AP) -David Beckham lit up a subdued transfer deadline day in Europe by securing perhaps the final move of his globetrotting career, a surprise short-term deal with ambitious French club Paris Saint-Germain.

Otherwise, there was plenty of speculation but precious little activity on the transfer market Thursday, with the top clubs reining in spending to ensure they adhered to UEFA's strict financial fair play rules.

The only other transfer of note was Mario Balotelli's switch from Manchester City to AC Milan for ?20 million ($27 million), which had been agreed on Tuesday.
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