Solbakken to fight for Black Cats target
Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has told Sunderland and other clubs interested in Steven Fletcher they will have to pay big money for him.
Following Wolves' relegation to the Championship, Fletcher is thought to be keen to seal a return to the top flight at Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill is interested. However, Solbakken has warned potential suitors that they will have to cough up around £10m for the Scotland international, who he ideally wants to keep at Molineux alongside Kevin Doyle to build a promotion-winning side around. "Fletcher and Kevin Doyle and the other strikers are experienced players we want to continue having here," he said. "But everyone knows that, in football, money talks. They're players of great value for us and at this moment in time they're Wolves players. And I hope they will be at the start of the season." Solbakken insists there have been no concrete bids for Fletcher anyway, with Stoke and Fulham also monitoring his situation. The new Wolves boss added: "It's one thing what we've been told and one thing what's actually on the table. "There are no offers at the moment. If there are key players who we rely on here that, for one reason or another leave the club, we must have very good players coming in to fill their roles. "This doesn't just apply to us - this is the same is for any team. There's always one bigger fish out there that you have to keep up with."