It’s obviously a slow day in the office. The back page lead has to be Steven Gerrard but what are you going to fill the rest of the paper with. Arsenal struggling, Phil Brown’s unusual half-time team-talks, a picture of Berbatov celebrating but how about a lazy Fulham rumour?

Here’s how it works. Fulham were once close to signing an up and coming American centre back. They might need another one soon. Let’s forget that the said defender (Oguchi Onyewu) had a terrible loan spell at Newcastle later that same year and is now impressing for Standard Liege, who are under no obligation to sell. Cast aside the fact that the manager has changed not once but twice since then and there might be a little more ambition by the Thames nowadays.

What do you get? Fulham in for Onyewu.