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Mumbai may sign Davids

New Delhi: Franchises in the Indian Super League (ISL) are working hard to rope in some of the most famous names in world football in different capacities but money and other factors are proving deterrent in some cases.

According to sources, the Mumbai franchise, Mumbai City FC, owned by Ranbir Kapoor and Bimal Parekh, were forced to open talks with former Dutch star Edgar Davids after negotiations with Ruud Gullit fell through. They are planning to recruit Davids as player cum assistant manager.

“The Mumbai team management is currently in discussion with Davids. He is certainly going to be an expensive buy but a big name in needed to give a boost to the popularity of the team,” a source said.

The Delhi Dynamos are negotiating with Alesandro del Piero.