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MLS Club Philadelphia Union Confirm Talks With Bolton Wanderers Defender Zat Knight

Another English player set to go Stateside.

Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union have confirmed that they are in talks with Bolton Wanderers defender Zat Knight about a move to the city of Brotherly Love, The Bolton News reports.

The American side have already made contact with the player and his agent over completing a move before the MLS season opener on March 8th.

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman rebuffed the reports earlier in the week, and Union coach John Hackworth insisted that the club were looking into other options as they look to strengthen their defence.

However, Knight has spoken in the past about finishing his career in the United States, but Freedman hinted that the player had changed his mind as he had been hoping to take his coaching badges in the UK.

But following Knight’s omission from the squad for Tuesday night’s defeat to near-rivals Burnley rumours kicked up again and Hackworth spoke out to confirm that talks were taking place.

“Truthfully, we have been in some conversations ,” Hackworth said.

“But at the same time, we are looking at a lot of different countries and have vetted out many different centre-back options.

“I would think it depends on how these next couple of games go and where we are. He’s certainly one of the guys we’re still considering.

“We still think we need to add a potential centre-back to our roster.”

Knight has previously player for Fulham and Aston Villa, and has two England caps to his name, with one of his appearances coming against the United States in a friendly.

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