Leyton Orient failed to sign former West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan last month after discussing a contract with the player, according to The Daily Mail.

Nolan had his contract with West Ham terminated in August after five years with the London club and spent three months training with League Two side Leyton Orient in order to keep his fitness levels up as he looked for a new club.

The midfielder is still a free agent however after transfer talks broke down between Nolan and Leyton Orient last month.

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It is understood that Nolan was offered a deal to sign for the side, who were relegated from League One last season, but talks stalled over terms of the contract.  This has resulted in Nolan leaving the club and continuing to look for a new team.

Premier League side Sunderland have been linked with Nolan this month, with his former boss Sam Allardyce trying to save the club from relegation.  Allardyce and Nolan know each other from their time together at Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United.

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