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O´Neill coy on Fletcher interest

9 August 2012 10:48

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has refused to comment on whether he is interested in Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Having been relegated with Wolves last season, Fletcher feels his future still lies in the Premier League and has handed in a transfer request at the Championship club, confirming on Twitter that his 'head has gone'.

However, Wolves are refusing to part ways with their top goal-scorer from last season until their valuation of the 25-year-old is met, and have already rejected bids.

A Wolves statement reads: "Wolves can confirm that Steven Fletcher has handed in an official transfer request.

"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.

"Wolves will be making no further comment at this time."

Whether Sunderland have made a bid yet or not is yet to be revealed but O'Neill has admitted that he is looking to bolster his attacking options having seen his Sunderland side struggle for goals in pre-season.

"We have certainly in pre-season found it a bit of a problem scoring goals," O'Neill told Sky Sports News.

"But I think we can rectify that."

The Scotland international was one of the stand-out players for Wolves last season; despite their relegation he still managed 12 goals in the Premier League.

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