Aiyegbeni Yakubu says he never feared he had missed out on FA Cup glory when he quit English football for China in 2012.
Ryan Nelsen believes West Ham have issued a statement of intent by tying Winston Reid to a new deal.
Hearts did not add to their squad on transfer deadline day - but they did secure three young players on extended contracts.
Scotland Under-21 midfielder Dale Carrick has signed until summer 2014, left-back Kevin McHattie - who has made 10 starts this season - signed a two-year deal, while Scotland Under-19 goalkeeper Jack Hamilton put pen to paper for another year.
Another Scotland Under-21 squad player, forward David Smith, has extended his loan spell with Raith for a month.
Hearts released youth player Ewan Saunderson after earlier freeing Danny Thomson, Michael Thomson and Callum Wylie, but the exits did not spark the arrival of any more players.
The club tweeted there was "no other transfer business scheduled for this evening, either in or out of the club".
Hearts are restricted to signing under-21 players on a one-in, one-out basis, and on less wages than the player departing, and this month brought in Danny Wilson and Michael Ngoo on loan from Liverpool.