By Will Butcher
Wolves are no closer to signing Blackburn ace Ben Marshall as the two sides continue to debate an agreeable transfer fee, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC journalist Pat Murphy revealed on his personal Twitter account that Wolves could just wait until the summer if a fee is not agreed between the two sides, with Marhsall’s contract entering its final six months.
Murphy revealed there is a “sizeable gap” between the two clubs proposed figures.
— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) January 23, 2017
The Sun’s transfer expert Alan Nixon revealed earlier this month that Wolves had made a second bid worth £1.3million, as they look to secure a deal for Blackburn’s number 10.
Paul Lambert worked with Marshall during the former Aston Villa manager’s time at Ewood Park, and he is keen to form a reunion with the 25-year-old midfield star.
Remaining a crucial part of Blackburn’s side this season, Marshall has made 25 appearances in all competitions but could be tempted to jump ship to avoid a relegation dog fight.
Football Insider verdict:
Marshall holds the key to helping Lambert’s side continue their resurgent form up the Championship table and towards the top half of England’s second tier. For that reason, Wolves should chance their arm on the former England Under-21 international and meet Blackburn’s asking price. With six months remaining on his current deal, Blackburn will want to avoid losing him on a free transfer and an agreement could soon be met for Marshall, who is known for his ability to score goals from long range. Waiting until the summer for Marshall could be risky for Wolves, as he could get a better offer elsewhere or Blackburn could agree a new deal.
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