Sunderland target Fletcher felt forced into Wolves transfer demand
The Journal says he felt forced into what for him is unwanted action when he discovered his current club had knocked back an improved £12m offer from the Black Cats, and showed no signs of any compromise at all.
Fletcher believed a deal could be done before the Premier League season begins a week on Saturday.
However, he was also concerned about ruining the good relationship at Wolves and hoped he would not have to ask to leave.
But the 25-year-old felt that this was the only way to force the Midlanders into accepting what many would consider to be an excellent offer for a player of his calibre.