• Premier League

Fletcher rocks Wolves with transfer request

ESPN staff
August 8, 2012
Steven Fletcher is a target for Sunderland © PA Photos

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Steven Fletcher has confirmed he has handed in a transfer request.

Sunderland have made a bid to take Scotland international Fletcher, 25, to the Stadium of Light and reports had suggested a move was imminent, although Wolves denied that was the case.

Chief executive Jez Moxey told the Express and Star on Wednesday: "Rumours that we have accepted a bid from Sunderland are incorrect. They want the player, but we haven't accepted anything."

Fletcher announced later on Wednesday that he has now asked to leave Molineux.

He tweeted: "Just handed in a transfer request just to let the fans know where I am at right now.... #headsgone"

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