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Kenny Jackett: Steve Morgan will only sell to trustworthy new owner

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Steve Morgan will only sell Wolves to someone he 'trusts', boss Kenny Jackett believes.

Steve Morgan

The club has been up for sale since September but Wolves don't appear close to finding a buyer, six months on.

Morgan, who has yet to speak publicly about his sudden decision to leave the club, is said to still be willing to support the club financially in the interim period.

And Jackett said while he wasn't privy to the financial complexities of a sale – with between £30m and £40m thought to be Morgan's asking price – he knows from speaking to the wantaway owner that he has Wolves' future at heart.

The Wolves boss said: "All I do know, in speaking to him, is that he is keen to pass it on to someone that he trusts and he feels will be a sale that is in the best interests of the club.

"The price will be part of that...but he will want to pass the club on to the right people and feel confident of the future. He will want it to go to a good home, someone he feels confident in, and pass the baton in the right way.

"I don't know if he's close to a sale, or exactly what the bottom line is for him."

Local rivals Albion and Villa are also up for sale, as are a high number of clubs across the Football League and Premier League.

But Jackett believes Wolves, with its modern training ground facilities and academy setup, are an attractive proposition for any prospective owner.

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"I do feel Wolves, particularly with its facilities, a very good fanbase and a good youth policy, has a lot to capitalise on," Jackett added.

"And it's a club that's already up and running, it doesn't need to be built up. Those things can underpin a club very well. While they don't always necessarily drive you on to a great height, they stop you falling away."

n Striker Liam McAlinden, whose contract is up this summer, has been given a final chance to earn a new deal after being sent on loan to Crawley Town in League Two.

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