Date: 7th February 2018 at 1:02pm
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West Ham are on the verge of signing Patrice Evra on a free transfer after the defender was spotted at the club’s training facility, according to a report.

Sky Sports revealed on Twitter that the 36-year-old had arrived ahead of completing his move to the East London outfit.

The Frenchman, who had been playing with Marseille had his contract cancelled by the Ligue 1 side following an incident with a supporter.

However, the UEFA ban the player received does not apply domestically, meaning that the left-back can feature in the Premier League.

And it would seem just a matter of time before the Hammers take full advantage of the loophole in the rules by announcing the player’s official arrival at the club.

The 36-year-old has a wealth of experience, having already played in the EPL for Manchester United.

There were suggestions that Evra has decided against a move to the London Stadium with and opted for Everton instead.

It will mean that between the two full-back positions they will have a combined age of 69 as Pablo Zabaleta who occupies the right of defence is 33.

The Frenchman could now go straight into the West Ham line-up for the home match against Watford at the weekend in a game where David Moyes’ side need to pick up three points.

A run of one win in the last five league games has put the Hammers right back in the danger zone – just three points separates them from the relegation zone.

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