Chelsea midfielder George Saville has medical as Wolves chase deal

Wolves are closing in on the signing of Chelsea midfielder George Saville with the youngster having a medical this afternoon.

The 21-year-old is poised to move to Molineux after Wolves beat off competition from Middlesbrough.

Saville, aged 21, played a starring role on loan with Brentford last season as the Bees joined Wolves in winning promotion from League One to The Championship.

The 5ft 9in central midfielder, who can also operate at full-back, previously played three games on loan for Millwall during current Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett’s final months in charge at The Den.

He joined Chelsea’s academy from Reading at the age of 11.

Sunderland striker Graham has also been linked with Wolves after a report on Saturday said a £1m fee had been agreed between the clubs.

Graham’s agent hasn’t heard from Wolves but was planning to speak to chief executive Jez Moxey last night.

And it’s understood Wolves are one of several clubs monitoring the Gateshead-born 29-year-old.

Saturday’s 1-0 win against Cardiff made it three wins in four games and put Wolves up to fourth in the early Championship table.

But they have only scored three goals so far and missed several chances again at the weekend before the 91st-minute breakthrough from Mark Hudson’s own goal.

Jackett said: “You could always do with another striker, whether you play one, two, three or four up there.

“The front three of Rajiv Van La Parra, Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako generally have been tough to play against and been a handful as well.

“Behind that we have James Henry and Michael Jacobs who did so well last season and then Leon Clarke who hasn’t really had an opportunity yet.

“Our success last year was built on getting shots from almost anywhere.

“That final third is quite often key and looking at this season, it’s going to be that way for us.”

Graham, who has two years left on his contract, is believed to earn £40,000 at the Stadium of Light which is way more than Wolves would be willing to pay.

But with the striker almost certainly on his way this summer, there may be a compromise to be reached over a loan deal.

Dicko has failed to find the net in the league this term while Leon Clarke has been left on the bench for all but a few minutes against Norwich.

Meanwhile, Jackett reckons Wolves are a class outfit after beating the Bluebirds.

“At times we actually did look a class side,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to be outclassed.

“We haven’t been outplayed by anyone and that’s a base to go from.

“Those sides have a lot of Premier League quality with Cardiff and Norwich City further ahead of Fulham, who are a bit of a work in progress.”

Comments for: "Chelsea midfielder George Saville has medical as Wolves chase deal"

The Flying Winger

Midfield looks like getting a bit crowded, a striker on the radar who is becoming a journey man who cannot score goals, but earn £40000 a week.

This of course if any of it true.

Doyle scoring 4 goals, now there's a long awaited story.

CoRnIsHWoLf

Looks a good buy if we can take him, midfield are going to need shuffling on a regular basis, the young players will tire, dip in form, get injured, we need good players who can slot into their role & cause as little disruption as possible. Bearing in mind he can also operate at fullback he would be a great signing for us.

With regards Graham, KJ must see something I can't in this one, perhaps he sees him as operating better in our system than he has with Sunderland or 'Boro?

On another note, I see Leicester were linked with a move for Sako over the weekend!

Stokewolf64

I think there will be a few more clubs linked with Sako before the window shuts Cornish..

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Jack the Hat

Stoke,

The likes of Leicester could test the ground but they won't over do the spending like wolves did, their ex-Baggy boss Nigel Pearson will see to that.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Stokewolf64

Jack, no overspending on transfer fees at our club, though in hindsight maybe some poor contracts.

Pearson did well as Caretaker for that month he was with you though.

UTW

Jack the Hat

Stokey,

Pearson did do well for us but he said he wasn't ready for full time management if I remember right. I always thought he would make the top grade, now here he is. Goes without saying I wish him well apart from when he plays us, thought I'd throw that old Chestnut in. All the best.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

BeeCee

Cornish. He saw something in Clarke but doesn't play him!!!!

CoRnIsHWoLf

Clarke got injured not long after coming here last season. He did well in pre-season but obviously with the system KJ's playing he doesn't fancy Clarke in it. Only KJ knows why he hasn't played him yet this season in the league but the way the team have performed I'm not too bothered. Like for like doesn't come into it with Dicko & Clarke. The movement, positioning & pace of Dicko works better within this system.

Jack the Hat

BeeCee,

You could say the same about the Bomb Squad.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Jack the Hat

CoRnIsH,

Oh dear, things will go downhill if he leaves, your club for instance.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

karlwolves

SHOULDNT YOU BE ON YOUR MICKEY MOUSE PAGE CELEBRATING YOUR MASSIVE POINT THE WEEKEND.LMAO

CoRnIsHWoLf

I'd be more concerned with who Jeremy has lined up to be his next puppet when Irvine's short tenure comes to its inevitable end.

SEATTLE WOLF

JTH:

Glad you're back from your holidays, and good to see the banter back on board!

Whether Sako goes or not, the hole it could leave in the lineup, the possible addition of the up and coming Chelsea talent, nurtured in sound loan moves, etc...

The group of Jacket, Thelwell and Moxey are up to snuff and I and many others that love and support Wolves will do our best, also, to support and trust in the LONG TERM plans, and not be swayed or moved to judge before everyone, the decision makers and the players that are brought in and given a chance, get an opportunity to display their respective talents.

Again, nice to have you back, deploying "good and respectable banter, all while hoping the Albion slot away their first win of the campaign, later this weekend, down in Wales

In fact, here's to all the West Midlands clubs faring well this coming week. (Well, no disrespect, but considerations for anything the Blue Noses do, just as long as it helps Wolves, whether they need to win or lose!)

UTMW!

Jack the Hat

karlwolves,

I've come on here as I am cheesed off falling over the world cup on the Albion site, gives me a break jumping over potholes on this site.

Yungun spungy lives on our site for the opposite reasons and he likes to be associated with our world cup stars. We treat him like a pet Dog Head now although he has a silly bark.

Gorra loff ay ya?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Jack the Hat

SEATTLE,

Thanks pal, the problem is when possible players come for an interview and see how the changing room is split with the added burden of the bomb squad it says a lot about their would be boss, how would you feel, very perturbed I would say. All the best.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Jack the Hat

CoRnIsH,

Well, you have no worries because it won't be Ken 'Bomb Squad' Jackett.

L☺Ls.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

CoRnIsHWoLf

Oh I'm not worried there Jack, if he goes it will be to a bigger club, so your safe.

Jack the Hat

CoRnIsH,

Barcelona and Real Madrid already have Head Coaches, L☺Ls.

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CoRnIsHWoLf

C'mon Jack, we both know the best coach at your club is the one they travel to the games in...

Jack the Hat

CoRnIsH,

The one your team parks in front of their goal wins wheels down pal.

L☺Ls.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Bazrat

your right Doyle as proved over the years to be a goal scoring machine for us.

Jack the Hat

Bazrat,

No need to take the urine out of Doyler.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Optimist

Three more points against Blackburn at the weekend please.

Jack the Hat

Optimist,

Do their defenders score own goals then?.

Gorra loff ay ya?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

paul

Not needed just yet, striker striker striker D Graham is just the kind to fire us too the prem.

Thehoffsleftsock

I agree we need a striker, but graham??

Another 40k a week player who couldn't hit a burger in the mouth of a large lady in Chicago rock nightclub.

U t w

old golds worth more

Agree Hoff, Danny Grahams record is played (for various teams including 1 England Under 20 appearence), 340 games and scored exactly 100 goals since his first game 10 years ago. Currently (from 2013 to present day) he has played 13 for Sunderland and scored Nil, and on loan at Hull played 18 scored 1, and on loan at Middlesborough, played 18 and scored 6.

Now if we are happy with those kind of stats, we should save our money and play Kevin Doyle instead.

I was one of those against the resigning of Leon Clarke, but KJ's wishes prevailed and we signed him, why I ask?

If he is what KJ wanted then why doesn't he play him, it is looking like it was a (rare) error of judgement on KJ 's part, and I think the same thing would happen if we got Graham.

Sir Billy Quiet

Keep faith with Dicko and the goals will come.

Jack the Hat

Sir Billy Shush,

So will Christmas, so will Christmas.

L☺Ls.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

peter.lineton.9

Surely not ANOTHER midfielder,we have plenty of competition in that area already.It is the strikers department that is in urgent need of recruitment,although I am not certain that Graham is up to the job.He is not exactly prolific,is he? and at 29 he not going to improve.We would be better off giving Clarke or McAlinden in that case

Albrightondek

I wouldn't have thought that Wolves would be looking to sign another midfield player, so just exactly how much of this story concerning George Saville is journalistic speculation, and how much truth is in it, is anybody's guess. Personnally I'm taking it with a pinch of salt.

There's probably more chance that the link with Danny Graham being true - unfortunately. He seems to be one of footballs nomads, never staying put for very long. At 29, probably his best years are already behind him, and he hasn't exactly set the world on fire with his goal scoring exploits. Sunderland clearly want rid of him as he hasn't scored a goal for them, and they've sent him out on loan for much of last season.

It maybe a little concerning that Dicko hasn't found the net yet, but his workrate and movement have help create space for others to have opportunities to score. With Wolves effectively joint second at the moment, it's hardly the time to press the panic button. We still don't know how effective Clarke or McAlinden will be in this division. Having said that, I (along with others on this website), believe we do need another option in the strikers role.

The focus of attention in the football world during the next seven days will inevitably be speculation about who will sign who. That will include Wolves. But I think that it's entirely possible that Jackett might leave it until the loan window opens before deciding who to bring in.

Jack the Hat

dek,

Maybe Dicko wants to join the Bomb Squad, just saying.

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BeeCee

Had your brain transplant yet Jack?? Just asking!!!!

Jack the Hat

BeeCee,

Where are you on the waiting list, because you can have my old one. I'm in the middle of ' Help an unfortunate ' week pal.

Gorra loff ay ya?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Lincswolf

An on form Danny Graham on loan could be ideal for us. I can't help wondering though if Sunderland would prefer to sell him which would price us out of a move for him and see him returning to Middlesborough.

If we're in the market to spend 1mil on a player though I'd much rather it be on somebody who isn't earning 40k a week.

Oh well, given the E&S track record for breaking Wolves signings we'll not be getting either of the players mentioned in this article.

Selly park wolf

I really hope the Danny Graham speculation is true!

I know he struggled al Sunderland but that was probably trying to win over the mackems being a Geordie lad.

Prior to this move he was fantastic at Watford and Swansea and certainly could do a job for us at this level.

Another midfielder is also a bonus and Saville got glowing reports from Brentford last season although not sure he would get a game at present with our midfield very strong.

Lee Evans has impressed this season and I thought he might be loaned out once we signed Rowe but he has arguably been our best player last 2 games.

Well done son and well done wolves!

Bedford Wolf

Graham has been at ten clubs already which tells you something and since leaving Watford in 2011 has averaged slightly better than 1 goal every 5 games so he's a 8 or 9 goal a season man. Not for me thanks. I'd rather play Kevin Doyle who scores a similar amount but is a far better and classier footballer.

Mikeybear77

If we were to try and sign Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn and gazzump Hull that wound be a real talismanic signing.

Kenny tell Jez and Steve he will make 15% difference alone and score 30 goals for us. Bully Mark II!

CoRnIsHWoLf

Stop drinking so early in the morning!

Jack the Hat

Mikey,

Hope you put towards the £12,000,000 he will cost plus wages, remember F.F.P..

Love your humour.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Bedford Wolf

Danny Graham? Please no. Hope that's one of those rumours that has no basis in truth. Would anyone prefer him to say Kevin Doyle?

The Real Bully Hoo.

Bedford.

I'm a Baggie and if my club was looking at these two players I'd be far happier with Doyle who is at least a good footballer.

Stokewolf64

Bully, so would you have been happier with Doyle instead of Samaras?

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Captain Mardon International

That's a really difficult one I must admit.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi Stokey.

Despite what my learned sea-going friend has to say, the answer is no. But that wasn't the choice was it? I've always been a fan of Doyle and find it hard to fathom what's gone wrong with him. He always looked a fine player to me.

Unlike the knee-jerkers among our fans I also rate Samaras as a footballer. Whether he can pass muster in the PL is another matter but I will at least give him a chance to play before I pass judgement.

Carry on trying to keep the peace in the mayhem mate.

Jack the Hat

Bully,

Problem with Doyler mad Mick burnt him out. He was running his guts out on his own up front week after week ( While Fletcher sat on the bench ), just as I said it would at the time. Doyler is finished being a force to be reckoned with.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Raiden

We've scored 2 goals this season E+S not 3.

Hand over heart I'd be much happier if we signed Graham than the likes of Wood and Bamford.

Unless you're prepared to pay 'wonderkid' money I still don't believe you can tell if a player is a natural goal scorer until they're in their late twenties.

Saville would be a class signing for any championship team but I think we already have one of the strongest midfields in the division.. Then again for the sake of a loan deal there is the chance Jośe will get Saville mixed up with Schurrle, in which case we'm loffin'.

Up the Wolves.

Sir Billy Quiet

Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff - all 1-0 makes three goals? (yes own goals do count!)

I think Bamford would bring something different to our attack but only if we sign him - I don't agree with taking players on loan to act as a finishing school for Premiership big boys.

I think Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler were natural goal scorers at just 17!

If they think that Graham is a good option we might as well give Doyle another chance?

BossTime49

Seems you beat me to it, I was wondering how we'd managed to win 3 games if we've only scored twice... what is this the twilight zone?

In other news, Doyle's had enough chances realistically, by that same token we may as well recall Cassidy for all the good Doyle would do. Three ineffective seasons and an unimpressionable loan spell have confirmed our suspicions that he is indeed shot to ****

Sir Billy Quiet

The point is that I don't think Graham is any different from Doyle and his record is comparable.

MacAlinden will need game time this season - with us or more likely out on loan so another striker is needed to give us the strength in depth we need but if its to sit on the bench then Doyle may be the answer.

Raiden

I agree about Owen and Fowler SBQ but as I said above, could you imagine Wolves shelling out the sort of money a teenage Fowler / Owen would cost? ("unless you're willing to shell out 'wonderkid' money...")

Wolves didn't score against Cardiff! Cardiff scored against Cardiff after McDonald fluffed his shot.

That isn't a criticism though, I thought Wolves played absolutely superbly and have done all season.

Chillo Wolf

Wolves did score against Cardiff - we won 1-0

Doesn't matter that it was an own goal it still counts and it was pressure placed on the Cardiff defence by Wolves that created the opportunity

Unnecessary criticism of E&S here mate

Raiden

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Own_goal

I'll take a slice of humble pie here as yes, technically speaking Hudson scored a goal for Wolves against Cardiff, not for Cardiff against Cardiff.

For the context of this article though, it still stands to reason that Wolves playing staff have only mustered two goals between them in our first four matches, which points to what we all - I think - agree on: Wolves need a quality striker.

Jack the Hat

Chillo,

You are saft too.

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Jack the Hat

Sir Billy, BossTime,

Are you pair saft?, Wolves players have scored two goals, the other was an own goal, wonder why it is called that?.

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Jack the Hat

We now have Dingles saying Mark Hudson of Cardiff plays for wolves, don't they know anything about their squad.

Gorra off ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

karlwolves

AND HOW MANY GOALS HAVE YOUR SUPER STARS SCORED............ALMOST AS MANY AS ANELKA. DO ONE

Jack the Hat

karl,

Trust you to try and squash this debate as you know you are wrong again. Albion haven't got our squad up to scratch just yet, just keep your eyes peeled for when they do, just to answer your pathetic post. Now you can go out to play if you stop shouting.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Stokewolf64

Raiden, blumin ek, you started something there mate :o)

All, regardless of how many, and who scored them, we have secured 9 points from 3 games against the ex prem teams..

An additional striker is required, and I'm sure we'll bring someone in even if it is on loan for the season.

UTW

Jack the Hat

Stokey,

Those clubs you mention have had to sell off their family jewels, so they are nowhere near their former Premiership selves. Like I say, be careful when you let delusion through the door. Remember, they have money to strengthen when the time is right for them, just like Albion did.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Stokewolf64

Jack, no delusion here, still a long way to go, but the signs are positive..

Not sure the Fulham chairman will be letting Felixstowe spend much more of their SKY money just yet, think he's wasted most of it already!!

LOL's..

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Stokewolf64

Lol, for Felixstowe read Felix Magath...

Having said that, Mr Magath might as well head to Felixstowe!!

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Jack the Hat

Raiden,

Disagree, Bomber Brown and Steve Bull were banging them in as reserve kids at Albion, dead natural.

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Raiden

Jack,

Obviously that does not apply if the kids in question are at your own bloody club!!

To reiterate:

1) You can't tell if a player is a natural goalscorer until he's mid-late twenties.

2) You can speculate on wonderkids if you're willing to pay wonderkid money, which Wolves aren't.

3) If the wonderkids are at your own club you don't need to gamble on them, and can give them time to come good.

Besides, you couldn't have been that impressed with Bully as you sold him to us, and he's been smashing them in against your shower ever since.

Jack the Hat

Raiden,

I don't know how far you go back but here goes:

1/ Didn't wolves buy Bully off Albion then?. He was still a kid with a head-full of hair and would still have had it today if he hadn't joined your lot, L☺Ls. Although Bomber did stay at Albion his class was there for all to see, week after week his name was in the late Sporting Star ( The Pink ) exalting his goal scoring prowess. So don't even try to tell me that a player has to be twenty seven years old before you can say he is a goal scorer.

2/ The likes of Jimmy Greaves, George Best, Peter Osgood didn't need speculation when they were kids.

3/ According to you, even if they are home grown a club has to gamble by keeping them until they reach their upper twenties.

Regards Bully, I blamed Ron Saunders the ex-Villa, Blue nose boss as he gave the go-ahead for Steve and Andy Thompson to leave so as to save money which must have been peanuts at that time as they were only kids and. Bully had scored two goals in the old Division 1, the only goals he scored in top league football. I couldn't believe it when I saw their photo on the back page of the E&S. I know many of my Baggy mates some who came from where Steve Bull used to live in Tipton, Hocker Hill end.

Yes, have a sit down and ponder what you have stated, better still imagine what you would have said if a Baggy had come out with that load of tripe.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Jack the Hat

Raiden,

....... he's been smashing them in against your shower ever since. ........

How long has Bully been retired as a player?, you sure need that cuppa.

That Shower you are on about is in the Premiership and the C.O. cup, that must make your club a Monsoon. Now go and try the Ice-Bucket challenge it might wake you up.

Gorra loff ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Stokewolf64

The Danny Graham story is an interesting one, but if the £40K per week is correct, then we won't pay that, and with 2 years left on his contract (as we already know from experience) players don't need to take a drop in league and pay!!

Regarding George Saville, he's a good player, but does he add the "extra 10 to 15%" to the squad we already have, particularly in central midfield?? Not so sure..

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Tellitasitis

If only we could put the ball in the net we would walk this division.

Trouble is I don't see Graham as the prolific goal scorer that maybe we need.

The price is right but the wages aren't.

Not for me.

Doesn't improve the squad. No improvement on what we already have as far as I'm concerned.

Walthamstow Wolf

What has Danny Graham actually achieved that warrants a £40k a week wage?. His scoring ratios suggest that half that (or less) would be more appropriate. Or have I completely lost touch with football's wage inflation spiral?

old golds worth more

One decent season in the premiership is the answer. How many players have clubs signed on the back of such occurrences only to see them flop? I for one hope we don't go anywhere near Graham as he's no better than Kevin Doyle IMHO. As we are already paying Doyle regardless of whether or not we get Graham, we might just as well save our money and make Doyle earn his.

Jack the Hat

old gold,

Sensible assessment of the Graham, Doyle quandary, now you need to convince wolves boss as you know what he thinks of the bomb squad.

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Jack the Hat

Walthamstow,

What has Danny Graham actually achieved that warrants a £40k a week wage?.

About the same as your bomb squad, I would say.

L☺Ls.

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Esso Ian

Sure Moxey will scuper any new players coming in. He always dose. We played realy well on sat but toothless. ..

Bazrat

ok interesting comment no go take your medication.

Bazrat,

Looks as though you have missed yours too.

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Jack the Hat

I don't have to worry about my head being chopped off as my tail still wags.

Gorra loff ay ya?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

BuxtonianWolves

Hahaha. Love comments like this.

Under Moxey we have spent a lot. Over the odds at times. So no, it isn't him. It's our club finally being smart. But I s'pose Parra, Dicko, Sako, Kevin Macca, Ricketts, Clarke, etc were all players that never came in due to Moxey...

Gotta love these one-track record fans. Their tune is always the same.

BeeCee

Buxtononian. For the umpteenth time it is the manager/coach that identifies the players. It is MOXEY who pays the cash, only if '' in his opinion'' the price is right. If he thinks otherwise ( Wood et al) he doesn't.

As I have said before take more whisky with your water old fruit!!!!!

Sir Billy Quiet

So who decides what the right price is?

Ultimately Morgan writes the cheques and he has appointed Moxey to negotiate on player transfers and sales?

Someone has to make the judgement call and currently that is Moxey based on the information and advice he is given available.

To be fair we have made some very good and some very bad signings but name me a club that always get it right?

Jack the Hat

BeeCee,

The problem is, your club don't know what it's doing.

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Jack the Hat

BeeCee,

Aren't you forgetting your ' Head of Football Development and Recruitment ' Mr. Kevin Thelwell. I seem to know more about your club than you do and I'm only a Baggy. Ah well, that's the way the cookie crumbles I suppose. Also Mr. Moxey has to wait for Mr. Morgan to rubber stamp the deal. When you make whisky you also need malt and rye. Assuming Moxey = Water, Thelwell = Rye and Morgan = Malt.

I ought to charge you for this lesson but I'll forego the fee on this one as I've kept it basic and you're only a Championship fan.

Gorra loff ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Karlis

So what happened to the young and hungry players we were supposed to be getting in ? old and decrepit if rumours are to be believed over the Danny graham story, besides if they think the fat pie man will splash out 40 grand a week for his wages they've got another thing coming.

Obviously Bully is towing the line with his daft post saying that Morgan will back KJ to the hilt when it comes to transfers

(NOT) if that was the case we would have had at least another couple of strikers and an attacking midfielder in by now but due to Moxey's CHEAP AND CHEERFUL policy we have only signed 2 freebies which shows the ambition of the club everything on the cheap.

MOXEY AND MORGAN OUT NOW.

WE AM WOLVES AY WE.

Chillo Wolf

Fair play Karlis you are consistent. Consistent in that everything you post i completely disagree with.

When you have a young an hungry policy it doesn't mean that every player in your squad has to be young - look at our club captain for an example of this. There is no substitute for experience. And anyway i wouldn't say that Graham is exactly over the hill at 29

And for the record Saville is 21

Farmer Ted

I wouldn't bother Chillo, I've asked Karlis to justify his nonsense a number of times but he never responds.

Stokewolf64

Raiden:

"there are diamonds out there but they obviously don't have a very good scouting network do they ?"

You not watched van La Parra yet?? You know, one of the "2 Freebies"

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Stokewolf64

Sorry, meant Karlis, not Raiden.. Question still stands though!!

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Farmer Ted

Silly old fool? I resemble that remark!

How about answering the question of how Morgan is filling his pockets?

You say "they" (are you really a Wolves fan?) don't have a very good scouting system. What about Macca, Goulbourne, Ricketts, Jacobs....should I go on?

KJ has said he will only bring in players to improve on what he has. If he thinks Saville will do that, what's your expert opinion as to why he should not?

Listen Karlis, it's your opinion and these threads welcome that, but I have to break the sad news that you spout a lot of ignorant rubbish...you can't even use the wonderful English language we have. m8? It's a FOUR letter word FGS (for goodness sake).

Now tell us where Morgan has been putting all that cash.

Chillo Wolf

One - where in my post do i suggest that Graham is a good buy? I'm not saying he is or isn't a good buy but i was questioning your attack on the 'young and hungry policy' which hasn't been breached just because Graham may or may not be on the radar. Two - where in the article does it confirm that KJ is even after Graham? Three - do you know that 'the pie man' will pay 40 grand per week wages for this fella? Four - you think Van La Parra was a bad signing then? Five - 'Get a life' oh dear oh dear Six -'no striker bought in' That should be 'brought' in. Seven - If KJ thinks Saville is a good buy, having worked with him before, then why not? He obviously sees something in him and thinks he would be a good addition add to our squad. I'd take KJ's assessment over yours Karlis every single time mate

Have i missed anything?

BuxtonianWolves

Yes the average age of our team being 22/23 is very old.

yes cheap and cheerful. RVLP is such a terrible player. Why did we get him?!?!?! Players under £65MIL are awful and we should be going for DiMaria, Vidal, Ibrohimavic, Hummells....

BeeCee

Buxtonian. You are being very silly and childish now with comments like that.

kenco

This is the week moxey earns his money he had to tempt and flirt with various parties to sell the 'unwantables' I mean not only here but abroad as we'll exploit as many leads as we can to get the players off the books. Especially Doyle as his an international if we don't want!!!

Graham won't be on 40k but wolves will want for 15-18k pw I reckon.

In terms of Ohara and Johnson we need to decide obviously teams you expect to struggle ie crystal palace, Burnley, Leicester and qpr are teams that should be looked at but for ohara I think it will be abroad. With regards to doumbia I reckon france is his only hope but will he be tempted?

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Tonybaloney

I don't understand this. We are searching for a striker, whilst we've got Kevin Doyle cooling his heels being paid a fortune. I completely understand why the old guard has been sidelined, but Doyler was not in the same bracket as the Johnsons and O'Haras of the squad. He always gave 100% effort whenever he played. He scored all four of our goals in the behind closed doors friendly on Friday. Surely if we are that desperate for another striker Doyler would at least be worth a look in the first team squad?

Bedford Wolf

Agree 100% and Doyle is a far better footballer than Danny Graham.

Bleydh

Yes, I agree too.

We don't seem prepared to play Clarke so may as well have KD on the bench. DG defo not the answer.

Bazrat

Kevin Doyle is a luxury if you've got a player scoring the goals than you can have him in the team to keep the fans happy,like i said before how many times have we left a match saying if only Doyle had scored that goal,.

old golds worth more

I've a strong feeling exactly the same will be said if Danny Graham arrives and plays. Grahams recent form (2013 to present day) for Sunderland and two loan spells (Hull and Middlesborough) is played 49, Scored 7 or an average of a goal every 7 games, now those stats are the similar kind that we attribute to Kevin Doyle, so in that case IMO we should save our money and play Doyle instead.

The Flying Winger

Kevin McDonald called up to the Scotland Squad, now there's a real story.

Well deserved and hope he makes the team.

Black Country Wanderer

Was wondering when Moxey would get the blame for not signing these 2 lol

Not even confirmed they targets yet,just speculation,a 29 year old, overpaid ,non scoring striker,and a midfielder no better than we have already imo

If Graham could recapture his form of 2-3 seasons back, he would be a snap at 1 million,but will he come for half his current wages, if they are to be believed ?

Saville looked useful last season,but is he that much, if any, better than we have ?

We are currently in a good position to attract a couple of Prem players on loan,i think we should aim a little higher, especially in terms a striker

The third squad is handicapping us im sure,but i believe a few will move on soon,Doyle and Johnson would help most Championship sides,cant believe no one is interested in either,they will never play for Wolves again thats clear, and justifiably so,so let them go for peanuts if necessary, their wages alone are a massive drain

karlwolves

The reason no one will touch these players is because the way in some cases they have been wrongly portrayed as trouble makers and refusing to play for the club.

derbyshirewolf

Yet again, the E&S is mischief making. Where in the article does K.J. admit that Wolves need another striker? All he said was that all teams could need an extra quality striker. No mention from the club that either of these players is on the radar, or on a wish list. ------Neither, Esso is this team toothless. A team is only toothless if it fails to create any chances. I've seen three out of the four games so far, and we've dominated play, and created chances in abundance. Hardly "toothless"!! Currently, this team is a joy to observe.

Sir Billy Quiet

derbyshire - I agree with you - some fans are just waiting for us to fail. This is a very good team and even though it is early days I doubt whether there are many teams plat=ying as well as Wolves at the moment.

Dicko scored goals last season and will get his fair share again this season.

All this talk about signing a striker can only add pressure to his game which is unfair - players need to feel wanted and if after every match you read about the need to sign a replacement your confidence is going to suffer.

The E&S don't care so long as they fill the column inches.....

Farmer Ted

SBQ, Surely putting pressure on Dicko is EXACTLY what is needed. He's a professional footballer FGS!

There's been talk of another striker for some weeks now so he knows the rules. What happens when we actually sign one ? That'll be real pressure; are you expecting Dicko to break down and cry?

Sir Billy Quiet

Farmer Ted - the point I am making is that the impression being given by the media and fans is that Dicko is up for the chop as soon as we can sign someone.

This is completely unfair (and unhelpful for the player) and I am sure not the view of KJ. Dicko has done really well since he signed (anyone remember Leigh Griffiths now?) and deserves at least 10 games in the Championship to prove himself at this level.

He has handled the arrival of Leon Clarke pretty well.......

crywolf_once2often

I'm sorry billy and derbys, but I can’t let you get away with slagging the E & S. Baggies fans slate the paper for being pro-wolves and anti-wba and you're just as deluded as they are. Face the fact: sports journos have much more insider knowledge of goings on inside clubs then we fans hearing pub talk , rumours from friends of a friend and scouring Twitterbook. I for one WANT TO READ ALL THE TITTLE-TATTLE AND GOSSIP GOING, even if a lot of it turns out to be mischief making, not by the papers, but by agents and people within the game with hidden agendas.

Another fact: Were it not for papers like the E & S we'd get no coverage at all. Clubs like Wolves are invisible as far as the national media are concerned.

Lobo para siempre

I agree with all those calling for Doyle to be given another go. He has done nothing wrong apart from being regarded as 'too expensive'. But he's on the books and I'm sure he's keen to play. He is another much maligned player like Edwards, and like Edwards he is classy. He may not score a hatful of goals but he contributes a lot more than just that. I posted a couple of months ago that if five of our team can contribute 5 to ten goals each like we had last season(KJ seems to hint at that in the above article, too) we will do OK and I'm sure Doyle could provide that. .

The group three are tainted by their isolation. It is sending a bad message to other clubs that they are somehow trouble in the dressing room. I think the only hope is if they accept a temporary drop in class by signing for a lower division club and getting themselves match fit and in the shop window again. That would obviously mean a short-term drop in pay, but the alternative seems to be to rot away till their current contract expires. A sad state of affairs altogether, although I understand why this has come about.

The Flying Winger

Sorry thought that was the point, we want someone who can score goals Doyle has failed time and again season after season..

Lobo para siempre

I'm talking about a player who can set up goals for others as well as score a few.

The Flying Winger

Think we have more than enough of those, it's a striker we want.

Doyle is not a striker.

Black Country Wanderer

Doyle admitted to being part of the anti SS clique,the only one to publicly do so,and credit to him for that,but the fact is he let his manager and club down by doing so

KJ was obviously filled in on what had transpired, hence the third squad,since topped up by players KJ doesnt rate or dont fit his system,dont necessarily agree with all of those he has dumped there, but cant argue with the turn around can you?

I liked Doyle as a player, and believe he could still do a good job for someone,but not here,the trust has gone,and other managers must feel the same, or he would have been off our books long ago

crywolf_once2often

Is it right that Doyle admitted being actively anti-Stale? If so, I must have missed it and if true, Doyle will go down in my estimation of him. I always had him pegged as a 100 per cent professional who gave everything, although now seems to be burnt-out.

Black Country Wanderer

Yes 100% correct that he admitted to not playing for SS in the press some time back

I give him credit for doing so and apologising for his mistake,but cant forgive any player that treats his club/manager in that way

Why else would Doyle be left languishing in the third squad for 2 seasons,if not for gross misconduct,as i said i like him as a player, and yes he always gave his all,prior to that period

Everyone makes mistakes, but some are more forgvable than others,seems KJ thinks as i do

Stokewolf64

BCW: 100% agree! and I think this is the E&S story you refer to when Doyle admitted "the players didn't do enough" for SS..

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2013/02/26/kevin-doyle-stale-solbakken-needed-more-time/

Some other quotes from Doyle:

“With Stale it was very similar – he tried to get us playing and maybe we didn’t have the players or we didn’t have the time and patience to get into that mode.

“There can be resistance to change; some people want to play one way, some want to play another and some enjoy one manager’s training and others don’t.

“People ask me if transfer talk annoys me, but I say no, because I signed a four-year contract with Wolves, a fantastic contract – they reward me very well.

It just a shame Doyle and the other highly paid, so called senior players, didn't pay the club and fans back in line with their fantastic contracts!!

I personally think Doyle could do a job for us, possibly sitting just behind Nouha, but I don't want to see him in a Wolves shirt in the first team again. We've moved on, and so should he..

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chris h

Stoke, I think Doyle played well for us in the first two seasons in the Premier. He played his part in helping the club earn mega millions from television rights. At one time he was coveted by the likes of Everton and Arsenal . He didn't push for a move and loyally signed a new contract with us. I believe McCarthy over played him in the lone striker role and that has affected his subsequent form. I wish him well, and like others have said he could still do a job for us.

Stokewolf64

Chris, I agree he played well in the prem for us, and contributed in securing the SKY money, and he did indeed stay loyal when a nice big contract was put in front of him and it kept the other teams away..

I actually like Doyler, and agree that MM overplayed him on his own, he ran his preverbials off most games up front.. But, and it's a big but for me.. We both watched the same players (Doyler included) clearly not playing for the new managers after MM had departed, and for me, regardless of whether they agreed with the new tactics, style or training regimes it is unacceptable..

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Farmer Ted

Hey Stokey, you think Doyle could do a job for us but you don't want to see him in a Wolves shirt again. That's either a typo or you've been at the Stella....right?

Doyle has been an asset to Wolves but the problem is his goals/games ratio. If he was knocking them in he'd be first on the sheet....oooops can't say that can I?

Stokewolf64

Ted, nope, no typo...

I believe he could do a job for us, as I said, just behind Dicko.. But, for the reasons I've already posted, I don't want to see him in our first team again.

He burnt his bridges, and KJ knows that..

He'll be gone soon anyway..

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ps: can't stand Stella..

Farmer Ted

Stokey, what about Sylvan?

....and Bathams!

Stokewolf64

Ted, nowt wrong with SEB apart from his injuries that saw his dip in form.

Not sure he will get a contract at the Mol now, but at least the Club are doing the right thing and helping him regain fitness..

Bathams?? Now we're talking!!

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BossTime49

We evidently signed the wrong striker from Coventry in January, should have taken Wilson when we had the chance.

However, it looks like we'll stick with one up top, and granted he's far from on his way to 20 goals but Dicko is the man to head what is effectively a front-four, there is plenty behind him in Sako, RVLP and Edwards/Jacobs.

Anyone that went to Fulham will concur that Dicko never stopped all night, and it wasnt just the Mick McCarthy run run run endeavour performance, there was ingenuity and quality in his both his movement and his ball playing ability to engage the attacking midfielders.

The defensive 4-come-6 look to have great chemistry, they've already shut out some of the most potent strike forces in the league, if we win 75% of our games 1-0 and make the playoffs, I can't see many people having grounds for complaint.

Personally, I'm just happy that I haven't got to sit and agonise every week whilst watching Johnson, Hollywood, Henry, Ward and co continually picked regardless of production. Refreshing times

Solentwolves

Graham is not the answer, not for me anyway.

The Flying Winger

Blimey he is having a medical, we do move quickly when they are free, 5 foot 9, perhaps we will play him as a striker!

CoRnIsHWoLf

Quoted at £1m!, hardly what I'd call 'free'.

Paul's Blade

Saville is surely seen as cover for KMaC.

Graham ? No thanks.

Farmer Ted

Missed Saturday, was away for cricketing Bears reasons, have undergone two hours of flagellation as punishment. Have enjoyed reading the reports. It seems we again had trouble putting the ball in the onion bag. The Danny Graham link reminds me of the time we signed Frank Wignall from Forest, he must have been about the same age and was described at the time as a HIRED GUN. The £40k a week shows how daft some of the wages are in the Premiership. Wolves won't/can't pay that, but perhaps a share-the-pain loan deal can be struck. Maybe he can recapture his old Championship form, but maybe SEB could too and he's training at Compton!

Sir Billy Quiet

We are getting a very deep squad maybe there will be some departures this week..........

Jack the Hat

Sir Billy,

Deep yes but where is the strength in the depth?. Not like that at Albion is it?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Black Country Wanderer

Saville having a medical,so that ones true then,not seen much of him, but hes been at Chelsea for ten years so cant be bad,played well for Brentford last season,is he better than what we have? Well KJ has been right on 95% of his signings so lets hope its another little gem,useful cover if nothing else

Hope we can do better than Graham though,he was good in the past, but done nothing in last season or so,would like a striker maybe 3-4 years younger,i know its easier said than done, but must be good Prem strikers in reserves out there surely?

We are limited in what we can do ,but, with our start, i think we can aim a touch higher with some success

If we sign George Saville hope this doesn't mean we will lose McDonald before the window closes. McDonald is the guy who makes it all tick. Must stay. I thought Evans was excellent on Saturday, he is only 20 and looks a great prospect. So where will Saville play ?

CoRnIsHWoLf

He will play in midfield. Evans has started very well but it's a long hard season, they will all need to be rotated or risk injury. He is just what's needed, someone who, along with Price, can slot into the midfield & not disrupt the continuity.

SpanishWolf

The thing about George Saville is he is only 21 and that is far better than paying out money to buy someone who is over 25. At least a 21 year old 'should' give us something of a future. Also he will not be wanting £40K a game.....and we have enough of those greedy ...... on the bench. I just hope that KJ is looking for someone who has hunger in their bellies and not just looking at quickly building their bank balance?

In a lot of minds "Doyle" appears to be a player who could do some good for Wolves. I liked Doyle 'of old' but his days are long gone. We need YOUNG BLOOD that can challenge the current forwards for the right to play up front. Pity there isn't a John Richards out there......or Steve Kingdon...both very hungry in front of goal and could fall back and provide cover in the mid-field.

I fully support what KJ and the board have done so far......but come on BUILD FOR THE FUTURE. even if it means finding a hungry goal scorer from the local Sunday League. We need someone young with "Pace" and an eye for goal that KJ can then make ALL forwards fight for their place. Score - and you play next week. Don't score and your fighting to get your place back.

The Optimist

LET'S BE HONEST. no real Wolves supporter and that goes for Morgan and Moxey expected us to win three games against the three relegated clubs. In my humble opinion the stakes have been raised by at least 20% as to our expectations for this season. Whatever we all think or hope for the POT OF GOLD at the end of the season worth MILLIONS is something neither MORGAN or MOXEY can ignore. Do our management now need to raise their expectations for this season? If Morgan honestly wants Wolves to be back in the Premier League then he needs to start getting his calculator out. If he is happy with Wolves being a run of the mill Championship outfit then I rest my case. I don't think that we will find the right one or two players who will complete the Wolves of 2014 who we can afford to buy, but I am certain that we can find a couple of Premiership young players on loan from the top four who would be great for Wolves and a good temporary deal for either Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd or even Barca or Real Madrid. I can't read Jacketts mind but I think that that is what he has in his mind.

Bigbadwolftoo

With all this transfer chatter now on in the last embers of the transfer window, I hope we can keep our main men and add the couple in to make us that much better. We need a new striker to give us an extra dimension, IMHO, that we need to convert the chances we are creating for sure (NOT to replace Dicko as the first pick, but to offer something different and potentially play alongside!).

George Saville sounds a good prospect. I hope we get him, while hoping that we still get a striker and don't lose any of our key men.

The midfield area maybe looking a little crowded?

Jack the Hat

Having a medical, does that mean he will be sedated before wolves can get him to sign up, L☺Ls.

Chelsea can let him go now they have sniched ex-Albion kid Isaiah Brown.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Black Country Wanderer

Another long season for both teams ahead JTH

Another relegation battle for your lot.another promotion push for us

Keep dropping in to this site, we will let you know how it feels to win a few games old bean

mcvitiespace

Unless you are one of the big 6 or 7 then every season in prem is a relegation battle. It was for Wolves and will be again if and when you get there. And it will be for us for every season till we fall through the trapdoor. Then again once we get back up.Its just how it is.

Some seasons you are safe in feb like we were season before last or maybe you wait to last couple of weeks like we did last season. Either way the result is same you live to fight relegation the next year.

Bigbadwolftoo

About right McV. Not a fair playing field anymore, money is all unfortunately.

Going through the trapdoor can be extremely hazardous though, if handled badly ala us a couple of seasons back and even worse for some like Pompey.

I hope we regain hostilities on the pitch in the not too distant future! Preferably in the Prem!

Orlando Wolves

You are 100% correct re the Premier League relegation battle every season. Since its inception, only six clubs have ever won the trophy, Blackburn Rovers being the only club to win the title outside of Manchester and London. The remaining competitors being in a battle for survival each season.

In addition, during this time there has been an absolute deluge of foreign players coming into the highest level of the English professional system. Whilst it is nice to have such talent on view I feel it should be restricted in some way as it has, in my opinion affected the quality of the British international teams, as our home grown talent is not developing as it once did in years gone by.

SEATTLE WOLF

McVits...

Pragmatic and fairly accurate outlook, so well put.

The "haves and have-nots" are in sharp contrast with one another these days, and it's credit to Albion for staying up as long as they have.

Yes, hopefully we can join you and build a strong and healthy foundation, on and off the park, to play and stay in the Premier League.

UTMW !

Farmer Ted

McV,

See........you can give a well thought out and worryingly accurate opinion of the sad times (football and maybe other things) we live in.

Orlando Wolves

Correction - my post should have said FIVE Premier League winners and not six. (I was hoping Liverpool would make it six last season)

Ritchie Wolves

Lol, hey Albion, you are fortunate that Palace have got rid of Pulis and QPR and Leicester are in the league, however maybe not, struggle springs to mind kid so don,t tempt it or get smart small timers....

Ritchie Wolves

Jack, go back to nursery school kid...

Jack the Hat

Ritchie,

Very low grade answer, is that really the best you can do for a response, to me it means noting at all, where is the banter/debate, Sorry.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

BeeCee

Ritchie. He is in the psycho ward at R H Hospital not at nursery. Didn't you realize that?

Albrightondek

This article has been revised from this morning when I posted my earlier comments. But it does not make clear whether it's a loan signing, or a permanent deal. Does anyone know?

Ritchie Wolves

All Wolves fans, stop bleating about a striker man, we're doing fine guys, trust Steve Ritchie we will get what we need to finish in the top two...

Come on....

Bigbadwolftoo

We need a striker! We ain't converting enough chances and certainly not getting enough in the box to convert them. We need options in this department, IMHO and seems many others think similarly. We have Dicko and thats about it!

We got away with it on saturday, but we didn't at Rotherham. We need to carry a greater threat give us a chance of the playoffs or possibly automatic promotion.

We have a very good team in this league and could do very well indeed if we can get the conversion rate of chances up!

Ritchie Wolves

Two, 1. Stick Jacobs up front with Diko. And 2. Like I said, we will get what we need to finish in top two....

Bigbadwolftoo

Agree Jacobs offers a lot going forward in an advanced role. However, the striker type I think we need is a more classical front man. A striker with presence and strength with the ability to hold up the ball with their back to goal and the ability to get on the end of things in the box and useful in the air. Someone for the likes of Dicko and Jacobs to play off.

CoRnIsHWoLf

Bigbadwolftoo, that's not the system KJ likes to play!

Bigbadwolftoo

Cornish, You have no evidence of that, IMHO. KJ wants players to be mobile and fast. He wants players to get in the box and have accurate of delivery to them. Thats what he says. He bought LC to do the job, but he isn't up to it.

At times we had not one player in the box versus Rotherham and Cardiff. You can't have Dicko making the runs and then have none in the box to convert.

I believe KJ wants this option. Maybe not for all matches, but he seems to want it.

Lets see who he buys or loans. He said he wants a striker, lets see.

Mikeybear77

I for one hope that we sign Saville, I joked earlier about Rhodes: chance would be a fine thing!

But who are we going to sign to improve the team, that is 4th and has beaten all the relegated teams?

Kenny says the player needs to improve us by 10-15% but who can we get?

And I still think we should rehabilitate Kevin Doyle and him alone of the bad boys.

It is nevertheless, important to keep everyone in a position where they want to stay: Dicko, Sako, Ricketts, Henry and Jacobs!

And we have Rowe and maybe Savile as well? We are getting better.

Live the dream gang!

Silver Wolf

We're doing ok, no doubt of that. With a modicum of luck at Scunthorpe it could have been 100% so far.

I am surprised at the news regarding Saville. My first reaction being, who's leaving?

Let's hope we can get the 'goals for' column moving a bit more rapidly and ease the pressure of the last few minutes of each game so far. Quite who is going to slot the goals in I'm not sure. Sako may put in the unexpected thunderbolt now and then, and Dicko must join the party soon, but last year a lot of people contributed and two of them in particular are noticeable simply due to their absence.

However, I truly hope we can put the 'strangler' on Blackburn at the weekend, and restrict them to an occasional kick of the ball, because whatever happens, as long as the team continues playing quality football, they will be value for money.