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Wolves weigh up new £10m bid for Matt Jarvis

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Wolves were today weighing up a take-it-or-leave it £10million offer from West Ham for Matt Jarvis.


Wolves were today weighing up a take-it-or-leave it £10million offer from West Ham for Matt Jarvis.

The Hammers reportedly submitted the bid, which is understood to be made up of £7million upfront and £3million in add-ons, for the 26-year-old winger yesterday as Wolves beat Barnsley 3-1.

Wolves have previously turned down two bids from Upton Park, culminating in what is understood to be a £9.5m package, including £6.5m up front for the winger, who has told the club he wants to leave.

But with the Molineux board believed to be demanding £10m to sell the England international, Wolves' position appears to be on the verge of shifting.

At the heart of their thinking is whether any replacement they have in mind is good enough.

It is understood FC Copenhagen's Christian Bolanos is one of the potential replacements being eyed.

The Costa Rica international would cost around £3m.

Jarvis delivered another vibrant performance last night after being man of the match in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Leeds before clapping all four sides of Molineux at the final whistle, something that could well be regarded as a parting gesture after five years at the club.

Another consideration up to 15 per cent on the profit from the £600,000 Wolves paid for Jarvis in 2007 would go to Gillingham, which equates to £1,395,000 on £10m.

With Sunderland expected to meet Wolves' estimated £15m valuation for Steven Fletcher soon, boss Solbakken admitted the team would have to be rebuilt if both go.

"It's going to be a busy time before September 1," said the boss, who is expected to sign a centre-back as well as a winger if Jarvis goes.

"If we lose Fletcher and Jarvis, we have a job to do.

"You can't replace them at this level - if the ideal line-up included Kightly, Fletcher and Jarvis and it ends up without those three, we need to rebuild it, which can take time.

"I'm sure players will go and come in – maybe even before the Derby game."

Asked if there had been more contact from Sunderland, Solbakken said: "If valuations are matched, something can happen.

"I don't know if the clubs are still talking."

Wolves continue to play down talk that Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is part of the Fletcher deal.

Solbakken said: "I've been in no contact whatsoever with this player.

"I want the transfer window closed now – can we do it at 12 o'clock?"

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