Fulham have signed Southampton´s Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird in a £3.025million deal.

The 25-year-old, who had been tipped to join Sunderland, has agreed a four-year deal at Craven Cottage.

Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez told the club´s official website, www.fulhamfc.com: "I´m delighted that Chris has chosen to join Fulham despite interest shown by other clubs."

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