Date: 4th June 2009 at 2:57pm
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Alan Smith – Being linked, via the Daily Mail, with a £2.5m move to Blackburn. Would clear a significant wedge (£60k) a week off the wage bill but could lead to us doing a t’Leeds and subsidising part of it. The fee would pay off one year of his contract but the remaining two after that would cost us £5m *unless* he puts in a transfer request.

Danny Simpson – Part of the summer Man Utd clear out allegedly, available for a £1m fee. Would probably be a very capable addition for the Championship.

Oba Martins – Linked last week to Fiorentina and Athletico Madrid, his agent says that Villa, Arsenal and Everton are all keen to snap him up.