Thanks to the reader who emailed me to let me know that I’d missed the story linking Fulham with a move for Reading’s Kevin Doyle. I had dismissed it as paper talk, considering we’d been linked with the Irish striker a few times before and nothing had come of it.

But if this story in the Daily Star is anything to go by, that might have been a major misjudgement. They reckon that Fulham are planning to beat Wolves to Doyle’s signature and that Roy Hodgson is prepared to go as high as £6.5m to get his man. Interest in the Reading striker is high, though, as Bolton as thought to be preparing a bid of their own.

UPDATE: Today’s Times says we have already held talks with Kevin Doyle.