Davids in Newcastle United move?

Media reports emanating from Sweden have linked Bafana Bafana international Lance Davids with English Premiership side Newcastle United.

Former SA Under-23 captain Davids currently plays for Swedish side Djurgarden FC and will be part of the South African senior national squad headed to Ghana for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

"Newcastle has sent an invitation to Lance and he will be on trial there all this week," Djurgarden Sport Director Bosse Andersson told the Swedish media.

Andersson, meanwhile, also confirmed that the versatile midfielder spent some time at Blackburn Rovers last week, where he was being assessed by club manager Mark Hughes. Blackburn, of course, is home to Bafana stars Benni McCarthy and Aaron Mokoena.

"He was in Blackburn last week and they were happy with what they saw and now he will spend a week in Newcastle, that is our agreement," added the Djurgarden boss.

"We have not received any offers yet though, these are only trial invitations."

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