DPMM FC yesterday denied rumours that they have signed Francis Jeffers, the former Arsenal and Everton striker who is currently on trial with the country's only professional club.
Speaking to The Brunei Times yesterday, DPMM FC team manager Ali Hj Momin said that there have been talks between the club and the player's representative but there are no new developments.
"There were talks between the club and his agent, but that's about it, there is no deal yet," he said.
"He is still recovering from injury so it is a bit difficult to decide now.
"But we've still got time before the S-League (Singapore League) starts in February and we will keep the fans updated with new developments in the club," he added.
The manager responded following rumours that former English international has closed a deal with DPMM FC.
Should Jeffers join DPMM FC, he will be Steve Kean's first signing for the club since the coach put pen to paper last Wednesday.
"Jeffers looked sharp and I like that, but he pulled a muscle in his leg," said Kean after overseeing his first training session right after he signed.
According to the club's official website, Jeffers arrived in the Sultanate on Nov 24 and is joined in trials by Daniel Orozco Alvarez, Daryll Roberts, Guillaume Moullec, Joseph Gamble, Laryea Kingston, Mathias Abel, Roberto Alviz, Osas Ikpefua, Oris Raspudic and Shavar Thomas.