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Talks ongoing over Fletcher

Wolves fans, brace yourself for two possible exits this week. Sunderland have made a second bid for Fletcher, whilst we continue talks with Stoke over Kightly.

Sunderland would appear to be edging nearer an offer acceptable to the Wolves board. Their first offer was thought to be around the £10million figure, but an improved second bid appears to have boosted the overall value of a proposed deal to £12million.

That fee would be split into £10million up front and £2million coming in stages and it would seem that the board are considering it, although deny having already accepted it.

"Rumours that we have accepted a bid from Sunderland are incorrect," Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey told the Express & Star.

"They want the player, but we haven`t accepted anything."

But the offer must be close to an acceptable fee, as the E&S believe the bid has brought the two clubs to the 'negotiating table', that of course is unconfirmed, but is wholly believable.

One thing that is confirmed is that Michael Kightly has been given permission to talk to Stoke.

Kightly has 12 months remaining on his contract and Ståle Solbakken has said that he would consider selling to re-coup some funds for possible future transfers.

Well Stoke made an approach and that would appear now be close to completion.

"We have agreed a fee with Stoke City about the transfer of Michael Kightly, which is now subject to Michael agreeing personal terms and completing a medical," Moxey told the official Wolves website.

But Jez was also quick to point out that we had offered Kightly a new contract at Molineux and that it was the player who was pushing for a move.

He added: "It has been Michael`s wish to seek a fresh challenge and try and remain in the Premier League if at all possible, rather than sign a new contract to extend his stay with us here which has been offered to him.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 8 2012

Time: 10:00AM

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What do you guys think of Fletcher? Big loss or worth selling at that money?
The Fear
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08/08/2012 10:13:00

Fletcher is a proven Premier league goal scorer - and he did so in a woeful Wolves side, that spent 90% of the time defending. At 12 million he is very good value for money too - you only have a look at the stupid money going for average strikers these days. He is one of our best players and will be gutted to see him go - but he deserves to be playing in the Prem. Good buy for sure.
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08/08/2012 10:27:00

... or NOT defending, AdMant!
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08/08/2012 10:43:00

I reckon this deal is done and dusted and has been for a while.Almost the first thing Stale did on arriving was to sign Siggy and I reckon that was directly related to him knowing full well SF was leaving. I don't think Fletch gave a single thought as to what Kightly and Jarvis have planned,just as they wouldn't consider him in deciding their own futures.SS seems to have a replacement lined up for Kightly and Siggy is already here, so let's hope the £10million + we get in for SF can be used to sign a defender or two.
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08/08/2012 13:01:00

I think we can safely let fletcher go. The money is good and could be used elsewhere (defence). Scoring goals is easier in the championship and we do have a fair few strikers. With 12 mill we could get 3 new quality defenders. Having said all this I would perfer if we just kept everyone and just brought more people in!
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08/08/2012 13:12:00

@The Fear-I'm in a minority here but I think £12million would be very good business(with the caveat that the cash is re-invested to strenghten the team as a whole)There's more than one way of evaluating how a centre-forward has performed in a poor team and AdMant has alluded to one. It may well be that he'll score more playing for a better team. It could be that he wont. The fact that he was playing in a poor team definitely leaves the possibility open that there's more to come from him. The truth is, he's never played in anything other than struggling PL sides, so nobody knows. If he'd scored 20 goals in a season for a relegation-bound club, then there'd be a queue of clubs after him.I think there's enough risk involved in finding out he was no better than the Burnley and Wolves sides he played in, to make 12 big ones a good deal for the selling club. It could turn out he's like the fat lass, who goes to all the trouble of losing weight, just to find out her face only looked pretty when she was overweight.
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08/08/2012 13:41:00

HAHA!! Sorry to post on your forum but that analogy is brilliant!!
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08/08/2012 17:21:00

Fecking Judas has handed a transfer request in. Even announced it on Twitter. *****er.
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08/08/2012 17:26:00

Just need Jarvo to do the same now and away we go
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08/08/2012 17:28:00

Tis a rather stunning analogy, but I think Fletcher will score a hatful for then next season. I would love to see his minutes on the pitch:goals ratio because he is right up there and that has been playing with two **** teams over the course of the past three years. Think back and on more than one occasion he has had once chance and scored from it. The timing says a lot for me- the club said they'd do everything to keep their best players and I don't think they have shown that with Kightly so what would the other players think about that. It is well established I have no time for Karl Henry but he was right the other week when he said the players just wanted to know who was staying and going and for the club to sort the contracts and decisinos out quick because it was effectively doing the players head's in not knowing, much the same as ours as a collective. Kightly has been a**** about it the comments I have heard from him already. There is no need for him to start championing Stoke's fans before the ink has dried- I have also not seen a thank you to the club that brought him from a tin pot non league outfit, gave him his chance and stuck by him when a lot of clubs would have cashed in on the insurance. Has he actually passed a medical because that is a miracle in itself if he has. As for Fletcher, no I do not think 12 million is a good price for him, for the reasons above, and keeping in mind how much the likes of other players have gone for over the past few years. If there are add ons brining it up to 15 million and he wants to go then that is more reflective. I think Mad Mart will have them pushing for European football, so if he goes up there and does well or two or three years he can keep moving up the ladder in my book. Hope there a sell on percentage included.
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08/08/2012 18:29:00

Doesnt Fletch realise that at some point he has to give some loyalty back,every team he has joined he has helped get relegated and although I realise the draw of the prem is big, one season out of a players life is nothing and he would destroy the championship and it is not as though he is going to leave a small club to join a bigger one and i for one believe Wolves are on the up,yes we have had a glitch and last season was farcical and some of the fans behaviour was not what it should have been and there torrents of abuse didnt help anyone,in my opinoin it was a mixture of bad management,bad play,terrible officials and bad boardroom decisions and the fans cannot hold there heads high, when things go wrong you support your team. so in closing lets say good riddance to Kightly,Jarvis and Fletcher and let us the fans make Molinuex a fortress instead of a ground teams love to play at
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