The Mirror is reporting that we’ve sent our scouts to have a look at the Leeds teenager Fabian Delph.

Apparently, Roy Hodgson sees him as a long-term replacement for Jimmy Bullard. It is by no means certain that Leeds will be willing to sell – they would want to keep their best players to put their faltering promotion bid back on track – or that we would be at the front of what doesn’t seem like an orderly queue.

The article mentions Sunderland as being interested but Arsenal have also been talked of as a likely destination. Then there’s the small matter of the £5m valuation, which would be all of Roy’s transfer budget for January.

UPDATE: Delph’s been charged with drink driving. Stupid boy.