Latest Transfer News: 29-09-08.

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Whites look at Spurs man

Leeds United manager Gary McAllister has handed a trial to Spurs youngster Jacques Maghoma.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder is set to feature in Leeds' reserves clash against Hartlepool United on Tuesday after being given clearance.

Maghoma - a product of Spurs' academy - suffered an injury-plagued 2007/08 season, making just nine reserve appearances scoring once.

Although McAllister has an abundance of midfielders at his fingertips, he will run the rule over the youngster in an experienced line-up against Pools.

First-teamers David Prutton and Robert Snodgrass are set to feature alongside the likes of Lubo Michalik, Paul Huntington, Enoch Showunmi, Ben Parker, and Bradley Johnson.

Palazuelos wants to play

Ruben Palazuelos admits a continued lack of first-team football will force him to weigh up his future at Hearts.

The Spanish midfielder has made just four substitute appearances for Hearts this season after featuring more regularly last term.

He is under contract to the SPL club until 2011 and insists he is enjoying his time with the Edinburgh-based side.

However, Palazuelos wants to play first-team football and may look to quit Tynecastle in January if his situation fails to improve.

"I don't know how long I can wait," Palazuelos told the Edinburgh Evening News. "In football, anything is possible.

Blades agree Howard deal

Brian Howard has agreed to join Sheffield United from Barnsley on loan with a view to a permanent move.

The midfielder has rejected the offer of a new contract at Oakwell with the Tykes deciding it would be best for all parties if he moves on immediately.

Howard, who skippered Barnsley to victories against Liverpool and Chelsea as they reached the FA Cup semi-finals last season, will sign on a three-month loan with the transfer window currently closed.

His proposed switch to Bramall Lane, which is subject to a medical, will then become permanent in January.

Blades boss Kevin Blackwell confirmed that an agreement had been reached with their Championship rivals and Howard.

Coyle keen on Anderson deal

Burnley boss Owen Coyle admits he would be keen to sign Russell Anderson on a permanent basis.

Anderson's season-long loan stint at Turf Moor from Sunderland has been cut short by a cruciate ligament injury.

The former Aberdeen defender will miss the rest of the campaign after picking up the problem early on in last week's Carling Cup win over Fulham.

However, Coyle admits he would be prepared to offer his fellow Scot a long-term deal with the Championship club once he is back to fitness.

Hammers trial Tristan

West Ham have handed a trial to Spanish striker Diego Tristan,

Tristan is looking for a new club after leaving Livorno at the end of last season.

The 32 year-old has been linked with a move to England in the past and he is now hoping to impress new West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola.

Zola is believed to be keen to bolster his attacking options after losing star striker Dean Ashton until the New Year through injury.

Tristan has a wealth of experience having won 15 caps for Spain and played in the UEFA Champions League with Deportivo La Coruna.

The skilful forward is keen to get his career back on track and is determined to try his luck in England.

Zola will cast an eye over Tristan in training before deciding whether or not to pursue his interest in the player.

Seagulls wait on Savage answer

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Micky Adams has not given up on signing Robbie Savage on loan.

Derby County midfielder Savage has been offered a temporary move to Brighton after failing to figure for his current club in the past month.

Savage's team-mate Gary Teale has already turned down a switch to the Seagulls and the former Wales international also appeared to be against the move.

Rams manager Paul Jewell had stated that Savage was not interested in joining the League One club, but Adams says the 33-year-old has yet to make a decision.

Adams expects to hear from the ex-Leicester City man on Monday as he looks to boost his injury-hit squad.

"Robbie's not ruled it out, although the national papers seem to know more than I do," Adams told The Argus.