Sunderland push Wolves to sell Fletcher

Sunderland hope to land Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Sunderland hope to land Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

The Sunday Mirror says Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is ready to make his move for Wolves’ ­£10million-rated striker Fletcher.

The Black Cats boss now has the go-ahead from chairman Ellis Short to bid for the Scot, following the completion of Asamoah Gyan’s permanent switch to UAE outfit Al Ain .

The Gyan deal meant ­Sunderland banked another £6m from the departure of their £13m club record buy and, with high-earning Arsenal loanee Niklas Bendtner off the wage bill, cash has been freed up for O’Neill to step up his ­interest in Fletcher.

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