Wolves would not sell hotshot Leigh Griffiths at any price, according to long-time admirers Hibernian.
Hibs chairman Rod Petrie today lifted the lid on his attempts to sign the 23-year-old striker on a permanent basis in the summer.
Petrie met chief executive Jez Moxey face-to-face and made two offers for the forward who bagged 28 goals on loan for the SPL club last season, but Wolves refused to budge.
Head coach Kenny Jackett called Griffiths within a day of his appointment to tell the player he was part of his plans.
And, after starting the season with four goals in six games, the Scotland international – who is set for his fourth cap tonight in Macedonia – was rewarded with a two-year contract.
“It was quite simple and straightforward – there was no sum of money Wolves would accept for Leigh Griffiths,” said Petrie.
“In simple terms, they were jealous of what we’d got from the player and they wanted to get for their club what we’d had.
“Leigh, when he was playing with us, was scoring all kinds of goals. They’d gone through three changes of manager and they felt he’d never really had his chance to establish himself, so they were very keen to have him back.
“We made an offer, then an improved offer, but there was no prospect a deal would be done because they just didn’t want to. I’d had regular contact with Jez Moxey and I met him face-to-face and talked it all through, but it was never going to happen.”