By Harvey Byrne

Wolves have agreed a deal to re-sign Richard Stearman on loan from Fulham, according to a reliable journalist.

ESPN correspondent Pete O’Rourke revealed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning that the Midlands side were close to bringing the 29-year-old back to Molineux on loan.

The towering defender has spent one year at Fulham after moving to Craven Cottage on deadline day last summer for a £2million fee.

The former England Under-21 international spent seven years at Wolves between 2008 and 2015.

The experienced defender played in 234 encounters for the club, as Wolves bounced between the Premier League, Championship and League One.

Following his move to Fulham last summer he has played in 32 fixtures for the London club.

However, Stearman has lost his place in the new campaign with centre-back’s Michael Madl and on-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas being the favoured choices.

Stearman, who has two years left on his contract at Fulham has been restricted to just two appearances in the Capital One Cup this season.

Walter Zenga will be keen to bring in more defensive depth before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, as former Newcastle defender Mike Williamson continues to struggle with injuries.

The newly cash-rich side have brought in 10 new players this summer, as they attempt to finish in the promotion places in the 2016-17 Championship season.

In other Wolves transfer news, Walter Zenga is set to sign Portugal international Ivan Cavaleiro after he completed a medical on Monday.