WEST BROM: Curtis Davies’ agent has expressed disappointment in the media at West Brom’s lofty valuation of the defender, which has potentially turned Tottenham off from acquiring Davies.

Reports persist that Aston Villa are in for Jason Koumas, attempting to sweeten the deal by offering Gary Cahill and Isaiah Osbourne out on loan to the Baggies.

CARDIFF: The Bluebirds are pursuing Robbie Fowler, who is also being courted by Glasgow Rangers and New England Revolution of MLS. Fowler is appealed by the close proximity of Cardiff and regular playing time, but the offer may be significantly less than that of other clubs.

PRESTON: David Nugent has been asked to report to the Preston camp, as talks prolong with Portsmouth and Sunderland to acquire the international striker.

IPSWICH: Negotiations are ongoing to purchase striker Francis Jeffers from Blackburn. Jeffers was on loan to the Tractor Boys towards the end of last season.

WOLVES: Freddy Eastwood has signed with Wolves from Southend, having chosen Wolverhampton over Charlton due to a greater confidence in Wolves’ promotion chances this season.