Davids race hots up
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Edgar Davids looks almost certain to depart Internazionale in the summer.The race to sign Edgar Davids is hotting up as the midfielder looks almost certain to depart Internazionale in the summer.
Despite signing a é¼3.5 million contract in the summer, Davids has been found to be out-of-favour under boss Roberto Mancini and has only appeared seven times in Serie A this season.
An underwhelming season at the San Siro has led to much speculation that Davids will now cut his losses and seek a departure from the Italian outfit.
Barcelona attempted to sign the tenacious midfielder in the summer after he enjoyed a successful loan spell at Camp Nou, although the Holland international opted to return to Italy where he previously starred at Milan and Juventus.
Reports suggest that Frank Rijkaard may be interested in attempting to lure the 32-year-old back to Spain again, and a move to The Premiership is also on the cards.
Arsenal and Manchester United are both slated to hold an interest, although Chelsea would hold the trump card in any potential deal as Mancini is keen to recruit Blues midfielder Juan Veron on a permanent deal.
Interest in Italy is limited to capital side Roma, but they have more pressing matters to attend to as they attempt to tie up contract extensions for the key attacking trio of Francesco Totti, Vincenzo Montella and Antonio Cassano.
Davids is an iconic figure in the game after a long career with some of the continent's most successful clubs, and it is certain that he will only continue his career at a high-profile side.