There are still players out there who are free agents who Championship clubs can snap up. Here are five-

Didier N’Dong- The 24-year-old was released by Sunderland in October and is still looking for a new club. The Black Cats paid £13.6 million to lure the midfielder to the Stadium of Light from FC Lorient in 2016 but he couldn’t prevent them from slipping down the leagues and spent the latter half of last season with Watford.

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Robert Huth- He played in the Championship for part of the 2009/10 season with Middlesbrough. The experienced defender, who won the Premier League title in 2016 with Leicester City, is still available and is a decent option for second tier sides at the moment.

James Collins- The Wales international hasn’t played in the Championship since 2004 but has been linked with the likes of Aston Villa and Ipswich Town over the past couple of months. Collins has previously played for Villa, Cardiff City and West Ham United.

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Darren Bent- The 34-year-old has been in the hunt for a new club since his release by Derby County in June, having spent last season with Burton Albion. He has racked up over 550 appearances in his career as well as gaining 13 caps for England.

Chris Samba- The experienced defender spent the last campaign with Aston Villa and played 10 games in all competitions under Steve Bruce. Samba, who is 34 years-old, has also played for Blackburn Rovers and QPR in England as well as other spells abroad at Hertha Berlin, Anzhi Makhachkala, Dynamo Moscow and Panathinkaikos.

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