Damien Duff appeared on Soccer Republic in early March and told Tony O'Donoghue that his time in Australia was nearly up and a permanent return to Ireland was close. He also threw out there that employment would be sought once back on these shores.
Speculation began about which League of Ireland team would obtain the services of the former Irish international.
The Irish Sun reports today that Bray Wanderers may have moved ahead in the race for Duff's signature. They say the winger has held talks with a group expected to take ownership of the club. If that deal goes through then we could see Duff turning out at the Carlisle Grounds.
Duff suffered a season-ending double injury in February when he strained ankle ligaments and tore a tendon in his calf. If he does sign a contract, it is unclear when he would be fit to play.
Bray are currently second from bottom of the league, just two points above Limerick.
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