This Roman Pavlyuchenko to Fulham story seems to be gathering momentum. I thought nothing of it as a column filler in the Metro this morning, but it’s appearing on various websites and Spurs forums have been tipping a Fulham move for the Russian in the past few days.

I’d be very surprised if we spent such a vast sum of money on Pavlyuchenko, who is undoubtedly a quality player but is still struggling to speak much English. A loan would seem much more likely, but what would that mean for Fulham’s pursuit of Okaka? It would be a big move from Roy Hodgson, who only yesterday was quoted as saying he wouldn’t be panicked into splashing the cash on a replacement for the injured Bobby Zamora.