Much traveled attacker could be on his way back to the Premier League
Sky Sports News understands that Boudewijn Zenden is in talks with Portsmouth and Blackburn.
The experienced Dutchman has spent the last two years with Ligue 1 giants Marseille, but enjoyed six productive years in England before moving to France.
He initially joined Chelsea in 2001, having begun his career at PSV Eindhoven and taken in a three-year stint at Barcelona.
He was loaned to Middlesbrough for the 2003/04 campaign and joined the North East outfit on a permanent basis at the end of that agreement.
Zenden was on the move again in 2005 as Premier League giants Liverpool swooped for his services.
Two successful years on Merseyside followed, as Zenden helped the Reds to the 2007 UEFA Champions League final.
He was a regular at Marseille during his time at Stade Velodrome, but left the club this summer as a free agent.
The 33-year-old winger has publicly stated that he would favour a return to England, and could be about to get his wish.
Both Blackburn and Portsmouth are desperate to add much-needed numbers to their squad and would welcome the opportunity to bring Zenden on board (Sky Sports)
Those who thought that Bolo Zenden had fallen into the footballing abyss would have missed the Dutchman helping Marseille to within 90 minutes of a French title last season and the 33 year old still has a season or two in him and appears to be set for a Premier League return.
The much traveled winger has had successful spells in his native Holland, Spain, England and France and is one of those players who can wow the crowd with an occasional bit of brilliance and would surely be a signing that fans of either Portsmouth or Blackburn would welcome.