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English Premier League

West Ham keen on top class free agent, star was close to joining Chelsea this summer

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West Ham are keen on signing the former Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna on a free transfer.

According to L’Equipe (translated by SportWitness), the 34-year-old full back is set to join a club imminently. Leicester City and West Ham United are two likely options according to the French outlet.

Chelsea snap up veteran keeper Caballero

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London (AFP) – Premier League champions Chelsea signed Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer on Saturday to provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois.

The 35-year-old had been a free agent since Manchester City let him go at the end of last season and Chelsea had a spare goalkeeping spot after Asmir Begovic left for Bournemouth.

Victor Valdes to Train with Manchester United

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Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced.

The 32-year-old, a free agent after leaving the Nou Camp in the summer, will first continue his recovery from a torn cruciate ligament at United before training with the first team.

A statement from the Old Trafford club said:

"Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has offered the 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a chance to complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury and to work his way back to fitness with the club.

D.C. United

D.C. United reportedly signs former Columbus Crew GK Steve Clark

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Per the Washington Post's Steve Goff, United has landed the free agent after a stint in Denmark with AC Horsens

D.C. United had been hinting that the close of the transfer window might not mean the close of business for them, and those hints appear to be reality today. Steve Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that the Black-and-Red have signed American goalkeeper Steve Clark, currently a free agent after spending the 2017 season with AC Horsens of the Danish top flight.

Sounders sign Michael Farfan

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Marfan is a free agent who has played for D.C. United, Cruz Azul and the Philadelphia Union.

On Wednesday the Seattle Sounders added to their midfield depth with the signing of MLS veteran Michael Farfan. He was available as a free agent after his option was declined by D.C. United. Last year he trialed with the Sounders.

Arsenal

Toulouse pick up free agent Sanogo

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has signed a three-year deal with Toulouse, the Ligue 1 club announced on Friday.

The 24-year-old French player became a free agent when he was released by the Gunners last week.

Sanogo was much maligned in England as he scored just once in 20 appearances for Arsenal and failed to find the net at all in his 21 Premier League games, which included an ill-fated loan spell at Crystal Palace.

Toulouse pick up free agent Sanogo

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has signed a three-year deal with Toulouse, the Ligue 1 club announced on Friday.

The 24-year-old French player became a free agent when he was released by the Gunners last week.

Sanogo was much maligned in England as he scored just once in 20 appearances for Arsenal and failed to find the net at all in his 21 Premier League games, which included an ill-fated loan spell at Crystal Palace.

Tottenham could beat Arsenal and West Ham to Ciprian Marica signing

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Spurs are set to pip Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of free agent Ciprian Marica. The Romania international appeared to be free to choose between acting as backup to Olivier Giroud at the Gunners or leading the line for the Hammers in Andy Carroll's absence. But the Sunday People reports [.

West Ham turn to ex-Schalke player Cirprian Marica in hunt for new striker

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West Ham are weighing up a move for former Schalke striker Cirprian Marica as they seek to boost their attacking options. Marica is currently without a club since leaving the German club at the end of last season. But he was on target for Romania against Hungary yesterday evening. The Hammers had invited recently released [.

Seriously, Arsenal should welcome back Mathieu Flamini

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Recently Mathieu Flamini has been linked with a move back to Arsenal where he spent 4 years before moving to Italian giants AC Milan in 2008. There have already been plenty of articles about the Frenchman but I am here to say why I would welcome him back with open arms.

A lot of younger Arsenal fans probably won't remember him either because they are too young or because of how much time he spent injured.

Arsenal should take free-agent Ambrosini for his top-class experience

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Arsenal should get Ambrosini by Rohan

Its been said repeatedly that Arsenal lacks experience. We pride ourselves on the young talent we produce but year after year we have seen that it is not enough to win trophies. Arsene wenger has also said over and over in post match conferences that the team lacks personality at the moment.

Should Arsenal line-up free-agent Huntelaar?

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When Robin Van Persie left the Emirates in the summer, many Arsenal fans thought that his Dutch compatriot Klaas-Jan Huntelaar would have been the perfect replacement in the Arsenal forward line. Instead Arsenal brought in Olivier Giroud but it has become increasingly clear that Arsenal cannot cope with with just one out-and-out centre-forward in the team.

No Arsenal offer for Drogba…..yet!

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Wenger dismisses Drogba reports-or does he? by TS We all know Arsene Wenger keeps his cards close to his chest and even when he doesn't you can never tell what he's up to. However, I want to think what he had to say about Drogba being linked with Arsenal is true. Wenger insisted that Arsenal [...]

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Zlatan set to become a free agent

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Now on his way out of Manchester, we don't have much time until he is linked to an MLS side

Seattle:

It wasn't too long ago when many were questioning Deandre Yedlin's move to Europe, but those questions have not traveled with him to Newcastle.

The Sounders have continued to move up the power rankings across publications, climbing to number 11 in RSL Soapbox's Power Ranking Averages.

Who Are The Best Players & Best Values in MLS Free Agency, Re-Entry

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Evaluating players is a messy thing. With MLS's first Free Agency class nowavailable for purchase and MLS's yearly Re-EntryRound 2 Draft beginningtomorrow (Thursday, 12/17), itisworth looking at who's available...and who's worth being available.

I'musing the same data I've usedpreviously to look at player performance: The OPTA-based Squawkarating system and MLS Player Salary information.

Report: D.C. United close to signing Ghana’s Inkoom

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By DAN KARELL

With the MLS roster free approaching on Sept. 15, D.C. United wanted to make sure they completed one more piece of business to upgrade their roster.

According to a report in the Washington Post, D.C. United is on the verge of signing 25-year-old right back Samuel Inkoom.

Sporting Kansas City

Timbers to Sign Free Agent Chance Myers

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Chance Myers has scored against (and for) the Portland Timbers. And now he' going to be a Timber.

On Saturday, The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg confirmed earlier rumors that the Timbers have signed Myers as a free agent.

A source confirmed to me that the Timbers have signed Chance Myers #RCTID #MLS https://t.

Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Becky Sauerbrunn 4 eva

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Free agent Justin Mapp for Sporting Kansas City.

You guys, I was at trivia last night and they asked what the name of the high school mascot in One Tree Hill was, and I was the only person on our team who watched that show—loved it, even—and I could not remember. And I feel a great shame.

Mapp finds ideal fit in signing with Sporting KC

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A highly-sought after member of the inaugural MLS free agent class, Justin Mapp knew he would have every ability to find a club that provided him with the perfect fit, and he found just that with Sporting Kansas City.

The 31-year-old winger became the first free agent off the market on Monday by signing with Sporting KC, signaling a match that both sides believe is one made in heaven.

Newcastle United

Midfielder May Decide He Needs To Leave Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita was signedin the summer of 2012 and has been playing well for the side sinceRafa Benitez arrived at the club in March. But his five year deal on Tynesideruns out next summer and there has been no move to extend his contract by Rafa and Managing Director Lee Charnley. Not yet anyway and [.

Newcastle Hopeful Of Completing This Deal In January

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Sammy Ameobi has played his last game for Newcastle United and after promising so much when he was a teenager, he just hasn't come through and his inconsistency is one of the main reasons he was not able to be successful at his home-town club. Sammy has been sent out on loan until early January [...]

Newcastle Player Admits He Has No Regrets

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Newcastle-born Jack Colback moved to Newcastle as a free agent from Sunderland just over two years ago and his move so far has been bitter-sweet. We're sure when Jack signed on at Newcastle with the uproar that accompanied the move both from Sunderland officials as well as their fans he didn't expect to be [.

This Defender Not Coming To Newcastle

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We were really hoping that Newcastle could sign former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, who will be a free agent this summer, but a report in Italy say he is going to join AC Milan. Tuttosport are reporting that Milan officials have contacted Agger's reps with a view to signing the free agent in the summer, [.

Newcastle May Be Favorites To Sign This Top Center-Back

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The Mail have said Newcastle are one of five clubs who have offered 30 year-old Aston Villa and Dutch International Ron Vlaar a deal. With two of our three strikers being 30 years old or over (Colois 33and Williamson is 31) ,we would have thoughtNewcastle would try to bring in a number of youngercentral defenders [.

Jonas Thanks Fans – Hits Out At Owner

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Jonas Gutierrez will leave the club at the end of next month, and Newcastle had a nice piece on both him and Ryan Taylor last night as Lee Charnley thanked them for their service to the club. And he also thanked them for their inspiration inwinning their struggle against injury and illness over the last [.

Reports Newcastle Are In For Top Free Agent

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Newcastle have been linked with Ghana International winger Andre Ayew for over two years now, and he will become a free agent in the summer, and there have been reports in Italy that Newcastle are now keenly interested in the player, with Inter-Milan having made a move forAndre. Andre Ayew Newcastle have been interested [.

Huge Pressure On Fragile Hatem Ben Arfa

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Hatem Ben Arfa will become a free agent next summer, and he has already played his last game for Newcastle United and for the record he played 86 games with 14 goals and 18 assist in four seasons at Newcastle, and that's not many, but he hardly played that first season when he suffered [...]

No Chance Of Newcastle Signing Kolo Toure

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There have been a couple of readers who have sent emails suggesting that Manchester City's Kolo Toure would be a good signing for Newcastle in the summer, when he's a free agent. Kolo Toure free agent this summer The 32 year-old former Arsenal center-back probably has at least two or three seasons left at [.

Are Newcastle Still Interested In This Brazilian?

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FC Twente central defender Douglas becomes a free agent in June, when the six years he's been at FC Twente comes to an end, and we wonder if Newcastle are still interested in this center-back? Douglas free agent this summer Newcastle were certainly interested in the player last summer, and there was a chance [.

Newcastle To Reinforce Squad In January

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We have to think that Newcastle were as frustrated this summer as they were last summer, when we failed to sign a striker to replace Andy Carroll, and only brought in free agent Demba Ba. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Montpellier captain on the radar screen That was put right in January when Newcastle shelled out about 9M [.

Liverpool

West Ham set to sign ex-Fulham striker Mladen Petric as Andy Carroll suffers new injury

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West Ham are set to snap up free agent Mladen Petric. The Hammers have moved to strengthen their already lightweight strikeforce after first-choice forward Andy Carroll suffered a new injury. The England international picked up a foot injury in training yesterday. The 24-year-old, signed from Liverpool for £15m in the summer, is waiting for confirmation [.

Former Chelsea Winger Offered To Liverpool

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Liverpool has been offered the chance to sign former Chelsea winger Ricardo Quaresma, according to reports in Spain.
Quaresma, 29, is a free agent having terminated his deal with Turkish club Besiktas last month.
The Portugal international, who was part of his country's squad at Euro 2012, first came to prominence at Sporting Lisbon and earned a move to Barcelona.

The Rest

San Jose Earthquakes sign Chad Barrett

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The Free Agent had five game-winning goals in two years as a Sounder

The exodus of the Seattle Sounders' middle class players continued today when the San Jose Earthquakes signed Chad Barrett. Barrett signs with the lesser club as their first ever Free Agent.

In his two years with the Sounders he scored 12 goals, five of which were game-winners.

List of MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players Released

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Planning for the 2016 season begins, as 86 players look for new homes next season.

The MLS offseason has officially begun today, as the league has released the list of players who are either eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts or who are outright free agents.

This is the first offseason with free agency — a change added to the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated just before the 2015 season began.

Nice secure free agent ahead of Manchester United

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Recently we reported that Monaco midfielder Nampalys Mendy was a target for United. Described as the 'next Makelele' the option of acquiring him on a free transfer looked a clever one. However, neither club nor player, or even agent for that matter, had commented on the rumours; until now. Speaking in French newspaper L'Equipe, Mendy [.

Seattle Reign sign Elli Reed as fifth free agent

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After originally saying they weren't planning to use their fifth free agent spot, the Seattle Reign announced the signing of defender Elli Reed. The 23-year-old was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft, played that season with the Boston Breakers and spent last year with FCR 2001 Duisburg of the Bundesliga.

Report: Diskerud nearing new deal with Rosenborg

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By FRANCO PANIZO

When Mix Diskerud signed a six-month deal with Rosenborg BK last August as a free agent, many believed he was simply finding a short-term solution for a club before moving on to greener pastures during the 2013 winter transfer window.

Wednesday Kickoff: Del Piero signs with Sydney FC, Carroll injured and more

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Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero is continuing his career in Australia.

The 37-year-old Italian became the highest-paid signing in A-League history Wednesday, completing a $2 million deal with Sydney FC for the upcoming season. Reports of Del Piero's signing with Sydney made the rounds late last week, but Premier League sides Liverpool and Southampton and both expressed late interest in signing him, making for a less certain race for his signature.