Crystal Palace manager George Burley has played down suggestions that Edgar Davids is set to sign for the Championship club.
Davids has played for Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and Inter Milan during a stellar career and also plied his trade in England for two years with Tottenham. However, Burley claims that the 37-year-old's arrival at Selhurst Park is not imminent.
"There is nothing definite about Davids," Burley told the Evening Standard. "This is to do with a friend of a mate who knows Edgar and it was mentioned that he might like to start playing again.
"Edgar has a home in London and he's talking about starting to play again. But it hasn't gone much further than that. There is a long way between wanting to play again after two years of retirement and getting involved in a tough league like the Championship."
Davids made over 70 appearances for Netherlands before retiring from international football in 2005.