Davids linked with Pompey deal

Former Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids could be the latest former Tottenham Hotspur player to join Premier League basement club Portsmouth, according to reports.

The 36-year-old, who has been without a club since his contract at Ajax expired last summer, made 40 league appearances for Spurs from 2005-07, netting once.

But, according to the Daily Mail, the former Dutch international - who won 74 caps for Holland - could be set for a return to English football, with Pompey boss Paul Hart believed to be keen to recruit 'The Pitbull'.

Championship outfit Leicester City have reportedly been in secret talks to sign the former Barcelona and Inter Milan battler.

However, they could now find themselves unable to match the wages offered by new Portsmouth owner Ali Al Faraj, who is thought to be willing to fund a deal to bring Davids back to the Premier League after a two-year absence.

Should Davids sign on the dotted line at Fratton Park, he will join a growing list of either former or current Spurs players plying their trade with the south-coast club, following the arrivals of Jamie O'Hara, Michael Brown, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Younes Kaboul.