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Last updated : 14 January 2002 By Tony Scholes

In fact, the story went further, apparently Sibon was sat in the stand at Selhurst falling asleep in front of that 0-0 draw. If that's the case Stan I should sign him now at whatever the cost for the Dutchman is without doubt one remarkable man. Never have I known a player able to watch a match in London and score in a match in Sheffield at the same time.

The Sibon link has been going on for some time but Sheffield Wednesday's 2000/01 player of the year would cost a big fee were he to leave Hillsborough. It is likely that the cash strapped club will be looking to make a sale soon after the signing of Shefki Kuqi and the expected signing of Chris Greenacre. However with Manchester City reported to have made a £2.5 million bid for Leigh Bromby it may well take the pressure off them having to sell Sibon.

Having said that the 27 year-old Sibon is on big money at Hillsborough having signed when they were in the Premiership and that could be the reason they would sell. He cost them £2 million in the summer of 1999 although they could hardly expect to be able to pick up anything like that sort of fee for him now.

The press were yesterday speculating that Southampton's former Chesterfield and Blackburn striker Kevin Davies could be on his way to Turf Moor in a loan deal. This seems less than likely for a player who has featured in twelve of Southampton's Premiership games this season, the last being their 6-1 defeat at Manchester United just before Christmas.

The 24 year-old striker is hardly a prolific scorer and since joining Southampton in the summer of 1997 has scored just 17 goals. He was of course transferred for £7.5 million at one point in his career but it does make you wonder, given his record, which club could have been foolish enough to have done that.

Mind you, the last time we signed a DAVI(e)S from Southampton, initially on loan he didn't do too bad at all. However, according to Saturday's news it will be Sibon and not Davies who is set to arrive this week.