Send in the clowns?

We had this one in the summer and no-one was particularly keen on the idea then so why David Moyes would be back in the hunt for the shaky Swiss international is anyone's guess.

But the rumours are also rife that Moyes is frustrated with Joseph Yobo's form and fitness and may cash in on the 29-year-old in the summer.

It is also believed - by people more gullible than you and me - that Moyes would have been prepared to sell the Nigerian during this transfer window but for the fact that he's away with Nigeria in the Cup of African Nations Cup.

The same source - that makes it sound like it's some insider willing to tell all for a fat brown envelope - suggests that we'll also be making a move for Sheffield United's Matthew Kilgallon.

But that won't be until the summer when the 25-year-old could be available on a free transfer.