Transfer rumours - Jan 4

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.

WOLVES

Wolverhampton-born Sean O'Driscoll and Mark Bowen are contenders to become the new manager of Wolves if the club lose patience with boss Stale Solbakken.

WEST BROM

West Brom have been linked with Samuel Inkoom after the Ghana defender was frozen out at Ukrainian side Dnipro by former Tottenham boss Juande Ramos.

ASTON VILLA

Aston Villa are considering making a cut-price offer for former Wolves and out-of-favour Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 30, who supported Villa as a boy.

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham want to loan Watford's Jonathan Hogg and Manchester United’s Nick Powell while Blues midfielder Keith Fahey is interesting Norwich, Ipswich and Nottingham Forest.

WALSALL

Walsall are believed to be negotiating loan extensions with West Brom and Chesterfield for Sam Mantom and Craig Westcarr respectively, with their current deals set to expire.