It appears that the on-going saga involving the hopeful transfer of Steven Fletcher to Sunderland from Wolves might be nearing a breakthrough according to reports.
Several sources, including the Sunderland Echo and The Guardian's Louise Taylor - both of whom have very solid connections at the club - now claim that a third bid, the reported "take it or leave it" £12m offer which was made earlier this week is likely to be accepted.
It seems these reports both come from credible sources, and with Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey quick to dismiss earlier bids for his star striker, things have been noticeably quiet from his end of late, which might suggest the most recent bid has given him food for thought, as all reports claim that this is the magic figure the club are looking for.
There's still the matter of the bid being formally accepted by the Midlands outfit, but once that happens it would appear the deal would be a no-brainer after Fletcher's agent said last week that he felt his client moving to Sunderland would be an ideal move, and that Martin O'Neill could get the best out of him.
£12m may be a little steep, at least in the eyes of many, but the fact is we're in desperate need of a leading striker, and Wolves don't have an urgent need to sell despite last seasons relegation.
It does appear that he would be the ideal choice to fit into our system with James McClean and Seb Larsson providing the crosses for a man who scored seven goals last season with his head alone.
Obviously there's more work to be done, but hopefully all this leads to a positive outcome, and Fletcher is seen holding a Sunderland scarf above his head at the Academy Of Light prior to the trip to Arsenal in two weekends time.