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Interest mounts in David Ball

HITC Sport understands that a number of clubs are weighing up moves for former Manchester City youngster David Ball.

Former Manchester City youngster David Ball is a target for a host of clubs on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player.

Ball is currently a free agent after seeing out his contract at Fleetwood Town earlier this summer.

Fleetwood are understood to be keen on bringing the skilful forward back to Highbury with manager Graham Alexander a big admirer of the player.

Several other clubs have shown an interest in Ball with the 25-year-old weighing up his options as to where would be best to continue his career.

Ball scored eight goals last season despite missing three months of action with a fractured leg, and the player's progress during the last two years has been held up by injuries.

Ball started his career at City and was very highly rated within the corridors of power at the Etihad Stadium having been part of the side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2008.

The forward never made a senior appearance for City and he joined Peterborough in January 2011, helping them win promotion to the Championship that season.

A loan spell at Rochdale followed before he joined Fleetwood in 2012, and he enjoyed promotion success at the club in the 2013/14 campaign as Fleetwood reached League One.

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