Sunderland target hands-in transfer request

Wolves' Steven FletcherWolves striker Steven Fletcher has handed in a transfer request after the Molineux club turned down a number of offers from Sunderland.

The Scotland international is wanted by Martin O’Neill, who is eager to bolster his squad this summer and needs an attacker after Nicklas Bendtner returned to Arsenal after a loan spell.

With the Midlands side relegated to the Championship last term, Fletcher is eager to leave for a side in the division above, and Wolves have confirmed that he has asked for a transfer.

“The player’s frustration stems from the fact that several bids have been rejected for his services, none of which meets the club’s valuation. As previously stated, no player will leave Wolves unless the club’s valuation is met,” The Guardian report a Wolves statement as reading.

Sunderland’s latest offer is thought to be in the £12 million mark.

By Gareth McKnight