We’ve seen already how Roy Hodgson wants to improve his squad for next season – whether or not we make into Europe.
The papers have linked us two young starlets today. Apparently, it will take a bid of £3m to take Jonjo Shelvey, the highly-rated 17 year-old, away from Charlton. Our interest has long been reported but Spurs and Newcastle are also hanging around and hoping to tempt Shelvey in their direction.
The other youngster Roy’s supposed is to be looking at is Gary Hooper, who has scored 30 goals for Scunthorpe in League One this season. There’s no doubt that he’s a talent – and at just 21 has plenty of time to mature. But surely signing him would be a gamble, unproven as he is at this level, and there’s always the potential that he could be another Gaby Zakuani.