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A look at the deals which cost nothing that transpired into great things or a complete catastophe

<b>The best free transfers...</b><br/><br/>
<b>SOL CAMPBELL: Tottenham to Arsenal, 2001</b><br/><br/>
The template for 'Judas' transfers. A one-club man, and Tottenham's best player at the time, Campbell allowed his contract to run down so as to be able to leave Spurs and join who he liked. And that was Arsenal whose twin ability to offer hefty wages and medals was irresistible to Campbell and a bitter betrayal to all Tottenham fans still. To add salt to the wound, Campbell won the double in his first season with the Gunners.

With Samuel Eto'o joining Chelsea and Kaka returning to AC Milan, who are the best and worst free transfers of all time?

A look at the deals which cost nothing that transpired into great things or a complete catastophe

New Chelsea signing Marco van Ginkel in action on the club's pre-season tour in Malaysia

Jose Mourinho continues winning start as Chelsea youngsters produce Malaysian magic

Bertand Traore, Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Moses on target for the Blues as Mourinho backs-up his promise to give youth a chance

Chris Hughton, Norwich's manager, will not be pleased to have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Luton

Norwich not finished in the transfer market as Russell Martin extends contract

The Scotland defender has signed a three-year deal

Stekelenburg

Fulham complete four-year deal for Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg

The Netherlands international joins up with Martin Jol once again

Japan's Keisuke Honda keeps the ball against Australia during the Asian final qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup. Japan drew 1-1 to qualify for next summer's tournament

Japan become first nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup

Keisuke Honda scores last minute penalty against Australia to secure point and qualification for tournament in Brazil

Giorgos Karagounis has been one of the surprise stars of Fulham's season

Martin Jol confirms major changes will take place at Fulham over the summer

Giorgos Karagounis, Mahamadou Diarra, Chris Baird, Simon Davies, Mladen Petric and Mark Schwarzer are all out of contract in the summer

Papiss Cisse eased Newcastle's relegation fears with an injury-time winner against Fulham
<b>Brede Hangeland </b><br/>
The Fulham captain could prove to be an astute bit of business either now or in the summer for clubs seeking defensive reinforcements and Cottagers fans will be alarmed that one of their star men has not been signed up as yet, particularly after the summer exits of Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey.
Duff joined from Newcastle two years ago

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Fulham midfielder Damien Duff has signed a one-year contract extension, the club have confirmed.

Wayne Rooney is congratulated after putting Manchester United ahead

Wayne Rooney wary of Fulham home form

Manchester United travel to Craven Cottage this weekend

Javier Herndandez of Manchester United celebrates his brace
Steve Sidwell celebrates the equaliser against Everton
Fulham's reserve goalkeeper David Stockdale could receive his first call-up to the full England squad tonight

Fulham recall goalkeeper David Stockdale from Hull

Back-up Neil Etheridge suffered an injury

ndre Villas-Boas congratulates Jermain Defoe on his second goa
Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa wins inaugural Asian Player of the Year award

Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa won the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International Player-of-the-Year award today.

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