We’d better hold fire on welcome Stefano Okaka to Fulham. Roma, the player and Roy Hodgson are all keen to bring him in on loan but a different agent to the first one quote in the initial batch of stories says he’s not interested in a temporary transfer.

No, we do not agree. I do not want to be rude to the club, God forbid, but simply because we’ve already had the experience of Brescia. When a player is not owned by you, you do not make it a priority to improve him.

I’m confused. Previous stories had painted a very positive picture. And this agent, Giovanni Ferro, is a little quick on the draw to me. How does he know Hodgson wouldn’t improve Okaka? If the player did well, Fulham would be keen to sign him and it looks like his future at Roma is pretty bleak. I hope this doesn’t turn into one of those protracted transfer sagas, especially after Bobby Zamora’s injury last night.