Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has dismissed missing out on Everton signing James McFadden.

McFadden, who was a free agent, trained with Wolves before opting to join Everton for a second spell at Goodison Park.

McCarthy said: "We never lost him - he chose to go to Everton and, as far as I'm aware, there was nothing in it in terms of the finance of the offers.

"They offered him a deal to the end of the season, which was the same as we were offering him.

"No one blew us out of the water in terms of the deal, it was just that he wanted to go there, and good luck to him."