The transfer window may be shut, but plenty of clubs are still looking to do business, with the free agent market still looking strong.

James Collins is the latest man to have his future up in the air, the 35-year-old was released by West Ham this summer, and is currently on trial with Paul Hurst’s Ipswich Town.

There could very well be further developments in the Collins saga, with former club Aston Villa said to be mulling over a move for the former Welsh international. According to the Daily Star, any move for Collins will be dependant on John Terry’s deal with Spartak Moscow.

Terry has been in Russia in talks over a surprise move to the Russian giants, but that deal may well very be on the rocks. Terry underwent a medical and was believed to have agreed on personal terms with Spartak, but now reports suggest that Terry will turn down his move to the capital.

This news will no doubt excite Villa fans, could Terry’s U-turn be a signal of intent for him join another club? Terry’s reunion in the Midlands may excite some, but new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens will be adamant not to repeat the clubs previous financial mistakes.

As for Collins, the defender is set to hold further with Ipswich this week, the Tractor Boys are winless in the league under Paul Hurst so far and will hope that the experience of the centre-half can nurture the likes of Janoi Donacien and Toto Nsiala.


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