By Harry Sykes
Wolves have tabled a £3million bid for Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jason Steele, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Midlands club have been first off the blocks in the race to sign the ex-England Under-21 goalkeeper.
It is said that Rovers’ controversial owners Venky’s are willing to sell Steele in the forthcoming transfer window and get his £6,000-a-week salary off their wage bill.
This comes after Blackburn were relegated from the Championship last Sunday, when a 3-1 win way to Brentford was not enough to save them from the drop.
Wolves are aware that Steele, who is regarded as a rising goalkeeper star at the relatively tender age for his position of 26, will not want to play in League One next season.
Molineux manager Paul Lambert is the first to make a move for the Middlesbrough academy product by sanctioning a £3million offer.
The Sun report that Wolves’ plan is for Steele to provide current No1 Carl Ikeme with competition for the keeper jersey next season.
Steele has a year left on his Blackburn contract and is regarded as one of the club’s most saleable assets.
He joined the club initially on loan from Boro in the summer of 2014 before completing a permanent move 12 months later.
In other Wolves transfer news, the Black Country club are in a four-way battle to sign this Scottish Championship goal machine.