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Toronto confirm Kevin Davies interest but response skirts the issue

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Chris Brunskill

Since news of a possible deal between Major League Soccer's Toronto FC and soon-to-be former Bolton Wanderers man Kevin Davies, it's gone quiet. Where early reports said that things were moving at a frenetic pace, it has all settled down. While the noise has decreased to a whisper, it is certainly not completely silent as TFC manager Ryan Nelsen has confirmed his club's interest in the Trotters legend.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of tomorrow's Canadian Championship match between Toronto and Montreal, Nelsen revealed some news for his club. For those unaware, the Canadian Championship is a mid-season tournament between the four Canadian clubs playing professional football in the United States. The four clubs (Toronto, Montreal Impact, FC Edmonton, and Vancouver Whitecaps) participate in a mini play-off to decide who receives Canada's berth for the CONCACAF Champions League later in the season.

Nelsen announced that his club would end their pursuit of 22-year-old Newell's Old Boys striker Maximiliano Urruti while confirming that the club would have an announcement about another Argentinian in the coming days. The press in attendance also asked Ryan Nelsen about the Kevin Davies reports. According to Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto FC blog, Nelsen did not deny the reports. Instead, the manager confirmed his club's interest but declined to comment on whether or not the two parties had held formal talks.

Per a report from the Canadian Press, Nelsen said that any MLS coach would be happy to have Super Kevin Davies on their roster.