Date: 3rd January 2008 at 12:05pm
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Having missed out on a Bolton Bosman move for Tal Ben Haim in July, when the player decided to make a dash to the Bridge, Big Sam has brought out the begging bowl and asked Chelsea for a loan of one of his former charges.

However reality might bite with this one. Any move is likely to be made after the Stoke game, which many are pegging as the one that will ultimately decide BSA`s future. Having received the manager`s long list last week, Chris Mort remains in a quandary with a ‘back me or sack me` situation, with Allardyce`s reign looking more and more like becoming a lame duck.