We are linked with Andrew Surman again in the News of the World.

He’s apparently set to miss Southampton’s big Cup tie with Manchester United this afternoon in case he picks up an injury.

The paper says he is likely to join Fulham on loan at first with a view to a permanent move being completed in the summer. Maybe so, but I’m not sure we’ll be loaning Chris Baird back to St. Mary’s as they suggest. If he’s our back-up centre back, we’ll want to hold onto him at least until we’ve signed a replacement.