Fulham ‘open talks’ over Noble

Fulham have opened talks with West Ham over a £4m move for midfielder Mark Noble, the Daily Mail reports.

The paper say Fulham are keen to find a long-term successor for Danny Murphy and the former England Under 21 man is their top target.

Meanwhile, The Sun report that Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is not planning to buy a striker despite the propsect of him losing three next month.

Nicolas Anelka will make his move to China, while Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are set to be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Chelsea have recently been linked with a number of forwards, including Chile prospect Eduardo Vargas, Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain and Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.

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