Neither of these stories have any truth in them.
In respect of Italian striker Maccarone, our director of football David Pleat said: "Maccarone was offered to most of the London clubs because that is really where he wanted to go. However, he was not a player that Glenn Hoddle wanted to pursue."
The club stresses that all important news will appear on this website first.
Preparations for the new season start in earnest this week and we look forward to welcoming Jamie Redknapp and Milenko Acimovic to first team squad and the return of long-term injury victims Stephen Carr, Gary Doherty, Stephen Clemence, Goran Bunjevcevic, Les Ferdinand and Steffen Freund.
Once again, as pre-season press speculation intensifies, we find ourselves linked with players, such as Nuno Gomes and Massimo Maccarone.