Several sources are linking us with a transfer window swoop for the Hearts captain Christophe Berra.

Fulham apparently watched Berra play in the Edinburgh derby on Saturday and were impressed enough to consider a bid. The Mirror has the value at £2.5m. We will, apparently, have to fight off interest from Middlesbrough and Everton.

Berra might well be the back-up centre back we have been chasing but, to my mind, it seems unlikely that he would move south of the border without a guarantee of first team football to bolster his international ambitions.