Transfer speculation around the club has been ramped up in the last few days with what can only be described as a 'slew' of names entering the frame, but it seems that the one coming to the fore is a deal for long-term target, Steven Fletcher reports claim.
After going a little quiet following Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey's claims that the striker would cost any potential suitor near to £20m, things appear to be being pushed through at a much quicker rate, and at a reduced rate if our local press are to be believed.
Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has spoken to his local press stating that a deal could be done for Fletcher before the weekend;
If we lose Fletcher, Jarvis or both, we have a tough job to do. We will have to rebuild the team in a way and that will probably take a little more time.
I'm sure players will go and come in - maybe even before the Derby County game (on Saturday). If valuations are matched, something can happen.
There's a couple of bits of key information here. Firstly Solbakken's thought that 'if' Fletcher leaves, he's going to need time rebuild his team and replace the forward. There's not much time left in the transfer window, so now would be an opportune moment if he wanted some incomings to Molineux before the window shuts.
The second would be that the club are willing to sell. "If valuations are matched" they won't stand in his way - and that valuation appears to be dropping by the minute with The Chronicle's Sunderland man James Hunter tweeting that a £12m straight up cash offer is on the table and tempting the Wolves money men.
This rules out Connor Wickham being used as a make-weight in any deal, something which has also been rubbished by Solbakken;
I've been in no contact whatsoever with this player.
With striking options thin and Wickham having a decent preseason, this works out nicely for us. Looks like the final few days of the window could be very exciting indeed for Sunderland fans.