Transfer rumours - November 21

Expressandstar.com bring you transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa, Birmingham and Walsall.

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We have scoured the back pages and the internet to bring you the latest gossip.

We are not saying they are true – just that they are out there.

VILLA

£24m striker Darren Bent has been assured by manager Paul Lambert that he will not be sold in January. The England international has lost his place to Christian Benteke.

Lambert has also rejected an audacious bid from Hull to sign goalkeeper Shay Given, who lost his place in the first team to Brad Guzan.

And former Villa winger Stewart Downing, who signed for Liverpool in a reported £20m deal last year, has been linked with a loan move to Championship Middlesbrough - where he started his career.

ALBION

Millwall will not be held to ransom if they pursue a permanent deal for West Brom striker Chris Wood, who is currently on loan at The Den.

ELSEWHERE

Nothing to report today