Just as we were getting worried yesterday, there’s a big splash in the Sun about new deals for Brede Hangeland and Roy Hodgson.

The manager’s new contract is expected to be agreed within the next fortnight, with talks between Hodgson and Alistair Mackintosh said to be ‘progressing’.

The paragraph about Hangeland of course has to mention Arsenal but suggests that he will sign a new deal worth £40,000 a week which would keep him at Fulham until 2013.