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Report: Revolution still negotiating with Zak Whitbread

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On the same day that Will Packwood reportedly practiced with the Revolution, MLSSoccer.com is stating that negotiations with Zak Whitbread are ongoing.

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The New England Revolution are still in discussions with defender Zak Whitbread and a final decision could come in the next week, according to a report from Greg Seltzer of MLSSoccer.com.

Seltzer spoke to Whitbread's agent Kevin Moran, who stated that the two parties are currently in negotiations. Moran also denied that Championship club Sheffield Wednesday had made an offer for his client.

Whitbread has played in Europe his entire career, spending time with Liverpool, Millwall, Norwich City, Leicester City, and Derby County. The 31-year-old could now be looking to return to the United States.

Whitbread, currently a free agent, has struggled with injuries in recent years. When healthy, however, he's proven to be steady and effective. Adding the center back would increase head coach Jay Heaps' options along the back line.

Interestingly, the Whitbread update comes on the same day that Revs Review host Tom Quinlan reported that Will Packwood was training with the Revolution. Packwood, who has been a rumored target for months, is a 22-year-old defender who last played for Birmingham City of the Championship.

Whether it's Whitbread. Packwood, or someone else, the Revs will want to add defensive depth before rosters freeze on Sept. 16.