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Three strikes and you're out?

Sunderland have failed for a third time in a bid to buy Steven Fletcher from Wolves.

The strongest rumours regarding Fletcher's move away from Molineux have centred around Sunderland throughout the summer.

But their interest didn't really begin to intensify until this month when they made their first bid of around £10million.

The 25-year-old then handed in a transfer request after their second bid of around £12million was also rejected by Wolves.

We have reportedly put a valuation of £15million on his head, but a third bid on Tuesday still failed to reach our asking price and was promptly rejected for a third time.

It would seem that negotiations over this deal are quickly pulling up to the crossroads and Wolves position is pretty clear, pay up or shut up.

"All parties need to draw a line under this matter, which has now dragged on for over a month.' Chief Executive Jez Moxey told Wolves Official Website.

He continued: "We need to focus on the season ahead and these disruptions to the squad`s preparations are unhelpful.

"We have always said we want to keep our best players. If our valuations of them are not met then they will remain at Wolves but we cannot allow this speculation about their futures to drag on indefinitely up to the closure of the transfer window."

Vital Wolves Comment: I still firmly believe that Steven Fletcher will not play for Wolves again and this is just part of the tactics to maximise the transfer fee we receive from Sunderland.

We have to pass on a sell-on fee to Burnley so for us to get the profit we want, Sunderland will have to pay that little bit more.

As we've mentioned previously we are in a strong position with Fletcher holding a two-year contract and if we want to hold out for more money we can do. The problem is, there is little point holding on to an unhappy player and with a transfer request handed in, Fletcher is obviously looking for a move away.



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Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday August 15 2012
Time: 9:00AM

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It now transpires that he made it clear he wanted to leave as soon as the players reported back for training. That would have been when the E&S reported that he was thinking of handing in a transfer request.There then followed the usual tirade of abuse against the paper for trying to unsettle players;trying to sell players. No, they were just reporting what they knew. He and his agent would have already had discussions with Sunderland and sorted out his conditions by then. Of course, when the story about RJ turning up for training less-than-sober broke (in the E&S) there was no questioning the veracity of THAT story.The same sources that let the paper know about Johnson, would, it appears, have tipped them the wink about SF having reported back, saying he was off. But, no, he was perfectly innocent- he Tweeted that he hadn't handed in a request, which then fed the frenzy against the E&S. Nobody had reported that he had, only that he was preparing to... should the club hold out for a bigger fee. Well, they did and, as we now know,the request promptly followed; just like he'd been letting people know at the training ground he would, who in turn had let the E&S know. As has become the norm this close season, the messenger was shot. Poor Steven, he wants to stay at Wolves... but it's that nasty local rag, trying to unsettle him and get him sold. B****cks! The players weren't to blame for us being relegated;that was Mick's fault. The players don't want to leave;that's the E&S's fault.The players don't want to be sold to the highest bidder; that's Jez Moxey's fault. Apparently, you can't fool all of the people all of the time, but some Wolves players have come pretty close to doing just that.
winstonsmith84
15/08/2012 10:10:00
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A fair assessment W84. Well worded.
Rustmonkey
15/08/2012 10:15:00
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Top post Winston.
Wolf Man
15/08/2012 12:29:00
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I enjoyed the read Winston but he announced on *****ter that he had handed in a request
New York City Wolf
16/08/2012 02:51:00
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The E&S reported on the 2nd July that SF was considering handing in a transfer request. In response to this he Tweeted:" I ain't put no transfer request in only request I put in just now was for a side of fries with my chicken wrap at the pool #sisu #marbs" On the 8th August he handed in a transfer request and Tweeted (obviously) that he had.
winstonsmith84
16/08/2012 04:17:00
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... some of the people, all of the time.
winstonsmith84
16/08/2012 04:19:00
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