According to today`s reading we are heading the race to sign Adam Johnson, from Middlesbrough. Roy has asked about Johnson and midfielder Gary O'Neil, in a double swoop which would be worth about £8 million.
The story goes on to state that Roy is desperate to improve the depth of the squad with Europa League action to look forward to, and a left-winger is his priority.
O'Neil, who wants to move back south, almost signed in the summer when a swap deal with Jimmy Bullard was discussed.
The story also suggests that Bobby Zamora will be used to part finance the deal, but Gareth Southgate is not keen.
I think this would be a great double swoop. I really rate Johnson and O'Neil would be a very good squad player. I would be upset to see Z-man go as I do like him and think he brings a lot to the team.