Fulham supporter Darren Lewis suggests in today’s Mirror that we are in for Swedish midfielder Rasmus Elm.

The highly-rated under-21 international has been a long term target for Roy Hodgson, who tried to sign him in his first transfer window with the club back in January 2008. Elm turned down a move to Craven Cottage then, saying that whilst he was flattered by the interest it was not the right time in his career to come to England. Hodgson also failed in a loan bid last Christmas.

Competition for Elm’s signature is fierce. The Kalmar player was shown around Goodison Park by David Moyes in the last week and Everton remain confident of concluding a deal, although it has not been finalised as swiftly as they had hoped. Kalmar, who value Elm at £3m, have also turned down offers from Heerenveen and Valenciennes.