West Ham offer Wolves £10m for winger Matt Jarvis
By Ben Smith BBC Sport
West Ham have made a fourth bid, worth a potential £10m, for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Matt Jarvis.
Wolves have turned down three previous bids from the Hammers, but are considering the latest offer which would see them receive £7m up front.
Further add-ons would take the package beyond Wolves’ £10m asking price.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been tracking Jarvis, 26, all summer and is now hopeful of completing a deal before Saturday’s trip to Swansea City.
Matt Jarvis facts & figures
Born: 22 May, 1986
Clubs: Gillingham (2003-2007) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2007-present day)
Appearances for Wolves: 175 (21 goals)
International caps: 1
Jarvis played in Wolves’ 3-1 win over Barnsley on Tuesday night, but after the match manager Stale Solbakken was phlegmatic.
“It’s on the top political level now because every player has a valuation and if that valuation is matched I’m in the discussion,” he said.
“It’s not my money so someone will make a final decision. I don’t know if the two clubs are still talking.
“I’ve had my say and the final call will be taken. We do it together and we’ll do the best for Wolverhampton.”
Steven Fletcher is also edging closer to completing his protracted transfer to Sunderland, with discussions continuing on a deal that could eventually be worth £15m.
The Scotland international has been left in limbo as the two clubs have haggled over a fee but it is understood that a compromise could be reached in the next 24 hours.
Fletcher handed in a transfer request earlier this month after Wolves turned down a series of bids from Sunderland.