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Wolves stars Fletcher and Jarvis can go - for big money

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken today admitted the club are reluctantly prepared to cash in on £10m-rated pair Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis – but only for "once-in-a-lifetime offers".

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Wolves boss Stale Solbakken today admitted the club are reluctantly prepared to cash in on £10m-rated pair Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis – but only for "once-in-a-lifetime offers".

Solbakken held talks with the pair yesterday as the squad returned to Compton for the start of pre-season training.

Sunderland, Stoke and Fulham want Fletcher and the Potteries club have a long-standing interest in Jarvis, but no offers have been made for either player, who both have three years left on their contracts.

The Norwegian boss said the pair will join next week's training camp in Ireland and will honour their contracts for as long as they are with Wolves.

But he admitted their futures are unclear.

"I spoke to both of them yesterday and it's always like this when you have a contract and you have other possibilities," said the boss.

"You have to be open-minded and ready for every outcome, and I think both of them are.

"At the moment they're Wolverhampton players but there can be big fish out there who suddenly come in with a once-in-a-lifetime offer for them, and also a very good deal for the club.

"We have to make sure we're ready for that.

"Jarvis and Fletcher are good, attractive players, and know they can attract interest from the Premier League clubs. They probably think there's an opportunity."

Asked if he anticipated losing them, Solbakken hinted that their prices may be prohibitive.

"I think it's impossible to say," he said. "The expectations from the club and the player could also be too big and they're both worth a lot on and off the pitch.

"On the other hand, as I told both players, 'you could break your leg or damage your knee ligament tomorrow but I won't say I won't pay you your money for the next three years'.

"That's why we have contracts, and I expect them to honour the contract while I'm here, 100 per cent. Both said they had no problem with that.

"But the situation could change and it would be naive to say they'll play for us no matter what, because unless you're Lionel Messi and have a clause for millions, you can't do that."

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