Molineux forward on his way to the Stadium of Light.
Sky Sports understands Sunderland are close to finally striking a deal with Wolves for Steven Fletcher.
Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill has made a new striker one of his top priorities, but has been frustrated in his attempts to bring in his targets.
Wolves have rejected several bids from the Wearside outfit for Fletcher as they failed to meet their valuation for the former Burnley man.
However, it is understood the Molineux club have softened their stance and are now ready to let him move on as they seek to draw a line under the saga.
Fletcher handed in a transfer request last month as he seeks to secure a move away from Wolves following their relegation from the Premier League.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Though Martin O’Neill will be pleased to have come away from the Emirates Stadium with a point it would also have hit home just how light up front the Black Cats are. Perhaps the Sunderland boss moved a tad nearer to the valuation placed on Steven Fletcher by Wolves and as such the Molineux saves face over their inflated valuation of the 26 year old.
Stale Solbakken didn’t select Fletcher for the club’s opening fixture with Leeds United, therefore fuelling speculation that a move would take place sooner or later and is this source points out, that may well be very soon indeed.
Fletcher netted 12 goals in each of the last two Premier League seasons, decent returns for a club fighting relegation and O’Neill may feel that the former Hibernian man has the potential to continue to grow and offer Sunderland a good target up top.
The addition of Louis Saha appears to be a safety measure as the French veteran is not likely to be O’Neill’s first choice starter if he does indeed snap up the Wolves man.
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