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Bryce Harper's free agency is still a year and a half away, but rumors are already flying. 

Harper, who signed a one-year contract over Mother's Day weekend, is rumored to be interested in the Chicago Cubs. 

Hall-of-Fame writer Peter Gammons was the first to report the story. 

"I have people tell me that Bryce Harper, really, would prefer to play for the Cubs," Gammons told 610 The Score, a radio station in Chicago. 

In the past, Harper's been linked to the New York Yankees, saying once in an interview that one of his dreams was to 'play in pinstripes.' The record-breaking one-year deal that Harper signed with the Nats, however, shows that the two are on good terms.