Wolves target Stephen Warnock set to join Leeds

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Wolves were today set to miss out on Stephen Warnock with the Aston Villa left-back on his way to Championship rivals Leeds to discuss a permanent move.

Warnock – a confirmed target of Wolves manager Dean?Saunders – travelled to Leeds today to discuss personal terms on an 18-month deal at Elland Road.

Talks are at an advanced stage after a nominal fee was agreed between the clubs. Neil Warnock's side have moved ahead of West Ham, who are only offering a deal unil the end of the season.

Both Wolves and Villa confirmed there was an enquiry from Molineux for the 31-year-old, but it appears Warnock's destiny hinged on who was prepared to pay the most of his £40,000-a-week wages.

Manager Saunders has also been linked with Southampton left-back Danny Fox, but Wolves were cool on the prospect of any interest in the former Walsall defender today.

Meanwhile, Norwich insist no bid has been tabled for striker Simeon Jackson, who Wolves have been watching.

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