Bristol City are remaining silent over speculation linking them with England stopper David James. Reports on Thursday suggested the npower Championship club had joined the race to sign the 39-year-old following his release by Portsmouth.

Asked about the prospect of signing James, boss Steve Coppell said: "I can't confirm or deny that. I never talk about individual names. If a deal is done, I will speak about it."

James, who played in three of England's games at the World Cup, recently pulled out of transfer talks with Celtic.