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Leicester City have signed utility defender James Chambers on a free transfer from Watford.

Chambers has rejected improved terms to stay at Vicarage Road in order to sign a three-year contract with Leicester.

He joined Watford in 2004 from West Brom and made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season, and also had a spell on loan at Cardiff.

The versatile 26-year-old has become the seventh signing for new Foxes boss Martin Allen, who was happy to bring Chambers to the Walkers Stadium.

"James is a player who we have been after for a little while," Allen told the club's official website. "Other clubs were involved, so it is good that we have been able to get the deal done.

"He is strong minded, pacey and he is good in one-on-ones. He can play right-back, left-back or in the centre of midfield.

"Having met him a couple of times he is very down to earth. He's a decent sort of person and I like those type of people."

Allen has already signed Jimmy Nielsen, Bruno N'Gotty, Sergio Hellings, Carl Cort, Ricky Sappleton and Radostin Kishishev since taking over as Leicester boss.