I know it's early but the gossip columns are already beginning to move into window speculation, this is as more likely to be untrue as not but the BBC gossip page has us linked to this fella, who to be honest I have never heard of before. He seems to have had his chances to be fair so would be quite a speculative punt, certainly not the type that would make us feel optimistic. As I say I wouldn't take the gossip which will be around between now and Christmas to mean too much at present, but if it gives us something to ponder on a cold December day then why not.
'West Ham are ready to step up their interest in Krasnodar striker Fyodor Smolov, 27, after watching him score his 12th goal of the season on Sunday'.
BBC gossip page, linking to Daily Mail.