Wolves soften stance on Sunderland target Steven Fletcher
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Steven Fletcher is edging closer to completing his protracted £12m transfer to Sunderland after Wolverhampton Wanderers relented in their desire to land the full £15m price tag they had previously placed on the Scotland forward.
Fletcher has been left in limbo as the two clubs have haggled over a fee for the 25-year-old.
After Fletcher handed in a transfer request, Wolves were determined to make a large profit for a player they paid Burnley £7m to land in 2010, and turned down Sunderland's initial offer of £10m.
When Sunderland improved their offer and were again rebuffed, they signed striker Louis Saha for free on a one-year contract. But Fletcher has remained manager Martin O'Neill's first choice and, with Wolves softening in their stance, a deal could done before the weekend.
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