Wolves close in on van Damme

17 May 2010 02:06
Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey has confirmed that his club are hoping to be able to complete a deal for Anderlecht defender Jelle van Damme in the near future. The 26-year-old former Ajax, Werder Bremen and Southampton stopper is keen on a return to England and Moxey has admitted that talks are ongoing over a deal. He told the Express & Star: "We haven't agreed anything with anyone yet." Belgium international Van Damme had earlier told The People: "I have been in contact with them for a long time and Mick McCarthy was very insistent. That gave me a good feeling." Meanwhile, Moxey has ruled his club out of the running to sign Scotland international striker Steven Fletcher from relegated Burnley. He added: "I know what I'm dealing with and he's not one of them." Fletcher, who scored 12 goals in his first season with the Clarets, is rumoured to be attracting bids in the region of £6million.

Source: ESA