Bolton Play Down Davids Link

Last updated : 26 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Bolton Wanderers have moved quickly to dismiss reports that Barcelona midfielder Edgar Davids is on his way to the Reebok Stadium describing the reports in todays media as "pure speculation".

Certain sections of the morning tabloids had linked the Dutch international with a move to England but Bolton moved quickly to deny any contact with the former Juventus player who is distinctive as he wears specially made glasses whilst playing the game.

Regarding the reports the club confirmed any interest in the player was just down to pure speculation despite the fact that Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce had tried to take the player on loan prior to his move to Barca at the tail end of last season.

“As far as we are concerned this is just pure speculation.” the club confirmed

Premiership rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be in the running to sign the midfielder nicknamed "The Pitbull" on a lucrative contract after being earmarked by Spurs new technical director Frank Arnesen as a potential new signing.