Wolves reject Steven Fletcher bid so Sunderland will try again

Wolves reject 12m Sunderland Fletcher bid so Wickham loan could be used to sweeten deal

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21:30 GMT, 30 July 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Wolves have turned down Sunderland’s offer for 25-year-old Steven Fletcher of 12million, so Martin O’Neill is likely to improve his bid by offering teenage striker Connor Wickham on a season’s loan.

Wolves are holding out for their 15m asking price because Fletcher’s former club Burnley are due 15 per cent of any profit over the 7m they sold him for.

Renewed effort: Sunderland will bid again for Steven Fletcher

Renewed effort: Sunderland will bid again for Steven Fletcher

The Molineux club, who pulled off a
coup by signing Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia on loan on Sunday, may
reject the offer of 8m-rated Wickham, 19, as they already have enough
strikers.

Aston Villa are also keen on Fletcher but will struggle to match Sunderland’s bid.

Wolves
have also turned down a 2m offer from Stoke City for Michael Kightly,
26, as revealed in Sportsmail while Fulham have offered 4m for Matt
Jarvis, also 26.