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WOLVES have hit out at Sunderland after rejecting a second bid for hitman Steven Fletcher.
The Black Cats are thought to have offered £13million for the Scotland international (right) after having an original £12m approach turned down.
But Wolves want £15m for the former Burnley striker.
And chief executive Jez Moxey fumed: “All parties need to draw a line under this matter, which has now dragged on for over a month.
“We need to focus on the season ahead and these disruptions to the squad’s preparations are unhelpful.
“We have always said we want to keep our best players.
“If our valuations of them are not met then they will remain at Wolves, but we cannot allow this speculation about their futures to drag on indefinitely up to the closure of the transfer window.”
But boss Stale Solbakken conceded he expected Fletcher to eventually be on his way.
He said: “With Fletcher, it’s at a stage now that it’s more or less at the end.
“If Sunderland want the player they will probably come back again but you’ll have to ask them.
“I know the club’s valuation and we’re trying to build a good team here with or without Fletcher.”
Even if he stays, Fletcher, 25, is unlikely to play in the club’s opener with Leeds as he is working his way back from an ankle injury.
Wolves have also rejected a £9m bid from West Ham for Matt Jarvis.
Solbakken has pulled out of a bid to sign £3m-rated Cologne defender Pedro Geromel.
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