WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett has played down the possibility of making a loan move for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.
Scotland international Fletcher has missed Sunderland’s last two games with a calf strain sustained in training - after being left out of the match-day 18 in the previous encounter against Spurs - but should be available for this weekend’s visit of Swansea.
Black Cats boss Gus Poyet still sees Fletcher as a firm part of his plans, despite the 27-year-old’s failure to find the net since last December.
But there has been talk in the West Midlands about Wolves making a bid to re-sign Fletcher, with the Championship outfit looking for a striker on loan.
It is almost inconceivable that Sunderland would sanction a loan exit for Fletcher, considering the Black Cats have netted just five goals in five Premier League games so far this season.
And Jackett admits Fletcher is not a player Wolves have considered, albeit he hinted that he would inevitably be interested if the £12million frontman was available.
Jackett said: “He’s not one we’ve pursued but we’ll see – we’re always looking at players and you never know where you go.
“People are asking about him but I don’t know if he’s available. But he’s not someone we’ve considered or we’ve enquired about.”
Fletcher netted 22 Premier League goals in 61 games for Wolves, but he left under a cloud in the summer of 2012 following the club’s relegation from the top flight.
After a lengthy pursuit from Sunderland, Fletcher eventually submitted a transfer request before completing his move to the Stadium of Light.
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