The Mirror links us with Rangers winger DeMarcus Beasley.

I’m not sure about this one. The American hasn’t exactly set the SPL alight since he joined Rangers and, though he might be desperate for some first-team football to get himself back in the World Cup picture, I just don’t see him getting it at Fulham. From a position of weakness last season, our options out wide our now fairly strong.

Damien Duff has been excellent since he joined from Newcastle and Zoltan Gera has really picked up from some poor performances last season. Clint Dempsey’s weighed in with a few crucial goals and seems to be Hodgson’s preferred choice on the opposite flank and we’ve got the returning Simon Davies to fit into the mix.

While Fulham have been a fairly accomodating home for Americans over the years – think Bocanegra, McBride, Keller, Dempsey (as well as Eddie Johnson and the early exports in the shape of Eddie Lewis and Marcus Hahnemann) – I would chalk this up as a bit of paper talk right now.