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Wolves' bid for Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson accepted

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Stale Solbakken was today on the brink of finally completing his first Wolves signing after Lillestrom confirmed they have accepted a bid for £2.4m-rated striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson.

Stale Solbakken was today on the brink of finally completing his first Wolves signing after Lillestrom confirmed they have accepted a bid for £2.4m-rated striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson.

Agreement on personal terms should be a formality for the 21-year-old Iceland international, pending a medical, with reports in Norway saying he will sign a four-year deal.

Breakthrough arrived after the weekend when the deal appeared to be in danger of stalling over Lillestrom's demands to keep the player for another three league games, one of which is against second-bottom Fredrikstad.

And they look to have been granted their wish – at a cost to their insurance, covering Wolves if Sigurdarson is injured in the meantime, some sources suggest.

Lillestrom are third bottom, the relegation play-off place, and they want the 6ft 1in frontman to boost their survival bid in the second half of the campaign, which restarts on June 30.

Sigurdarson, who has been heavily scouted by Premier League clubs including Everton, is set to become a Wolves player on July 13, when he is due to play his last game against Tromso.

Lillestrom sports director Torgeir Bjarmann said: "We have received a bid from Wolverhampton for Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson.

"After some dialogue at the weekend, we have accepted the offer.

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"It's now up to Bjorn to agree personal terms with Wolves, and pass the medical. If it's all right, he'll move to England.

"The transfer will happen after the home game against Tromso on Friday July 13."

Of the on-off saga which culminated in Sigurdarson tweeting he was "mentally broken" after claiming he was being forced to stay, Bjarmann said: "It 'boiled' a little after the meeting we had last Thursday, but over the weekend has been positive dialogue.

"We wanted him to stay for as along as possible but after Tromso, he will be Wolves player."

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