Sunderland to secure signature of James McFadden this week?

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Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill says that free agent James McFadden could sign for the Black Cats later this week.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has revealed that he will speak with free agent James McFadden over possibly signing for the Black Cats this week.

The 29-year-old, who was released by Everton at the end of last season, has been expected to join the Premier League side on a short-term deal.

"James has trained with us and I think he's done well," said O'Neill. "I'll have a proper word with him this week."

McFadden also trained with his former club Motherwell, where he started his career.

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