Rumours, Lies and Damn Lies
The Daily Mirror and The Sun say that Portsmouth are set to snap up Nolberto Solano. Solano has been released on a free by West Ham. There are also some reports that Chivas USA and LA Galaxy are interested in the 34 year-old. However Solano's desire to be in or near London for family reasons would suggest those reports are wide of the mark.
Various sources claim that West Ham, Bolton and Portsmouth are chasing Newcastle old boy Stephen Carr.
Other rumours say that Sunderland manager Roy Keane has set his sights on West Ham forward Carlton Cole as he prepares for life without key front man Kenwyne Jones. Jones looks set to miss six months of the season after being injured in Trinidad and Tobago’s friendly against England.