Date: 10th September 2008 at 9:34am
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Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd might insist that “it`s nice to stop fielding endless questions about who might be going and who might be staying” but that hasn`t stopped The Sun cranking up the speculation stakes?

The self dubbed ‘People`s Favourite` paper probably won`t be too popular in WD18 this morning after hinting that the Hornets are so so desperate to offload a further 3 of their key players (on-loan) to ease the cash crisis.

The sports desk reckon that Coventry City are keen on a loan deal for veteran stopper Mart Poom – despite only just bagging cracking young keeper Kieran Westwood from Carlisle United.

Ipswich are reportedly about to put local rivalries aside and take ex Norwich midfielder Damien Francis off our hands for 12 months (though Hull City are also keen on the ol` Canary/Womble as well)

Somewhat surprisingly though, The Sun also reckon that Watford wing wizard Jobi McAnuff could be set for a loan deal with former club Crystal Palace, just 15 months after making the £1.75m switch from Selhurst Park.

So, the Watford chief might believe that the lack of ins and outs during the “surreal midnight hour of the transfer window” was proof that “rumours were exactly that”, it appears that those ‘rumours` just won`t disappear.