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Today’s Daily Star links us with a £4m move for Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.

The former England under-21 international has struggled to play regular games in the Villa midfield of late and was even used as a makeshift full-back by Martin O’Neill last season. The former West Ham man would probably be keen to make a move to try and secure more first-team football and, although he would represent better value than another one of our transfer targets in Jonathan Greening at £4m, he would not be guaranteed a starting place in our engine room. In part, that’s a reflection on just how well Dickson Etuhu and Danny Murphy have gelled as a pair in central midfield.

The question remains whether Reo-Coker would be willing to move and then bide his time to wait for an opportunity to break into the Fulham first team.