Wiltord considers comeback
Former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord could be on the verge of returning to football with French third division outfit Creteil.
Wiltord has been without a club since being released by Marseille in the summer. The 35-year-old has been training with Creteil, who are based in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, since Tuesday and has revealed he could sign for them before the end of January.
"I'm from the Paris region," Wiltord told RMC. "I've always said that I'm Parisien by heart and that I am a Paris St Germain fan. Creteil are doing well in the league. They're vying for promotion to Ligue 2 so it could be an interesting challenge."
Reports suggest Creteil's Championnat National rivals Cannes are also pursuing Wiltord. Speculation is rife that, having signed Czech Republic legend Jan Koller, the minnows are also keen on Wiltord as well as launching an audacious bid to tempt Pavel Nedved out of retirement.
And Wiltord admits he has a number of options on the table. He added: "I would have loved to return to Arsenal. But, more seriously, I was training at Rennes so I would have liked to continue my adventure there but they already have a good group.
"My agent is receiving a lot of phone calls but nothing comes of them because often they don't interest me. I'm going to wait to make the right choice and throw myself into it until the end of the season."