Swindon's young striker Charlie Austin

This article suggests that Fulham are one of three clubs interested in signing Swindon striker Charlie Austin, who has scored sixteen goals in 25 League One games so far this season.

Like the authors over at Vital Football’s Swindon pages, I’m unconvinced that this is anything other than an attempt by Sky Sports to enliven a slow news day. Austin’s had a cracking start to his Swindon career but it would be very un-Hodgson like to bid for somebody so raw and utterly unproven at the top level. That’s doesn’t mean the boy isn’t an excellent prospect.