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By Danny Wright

Wolves have confirmed they are in talks to sign Derby’s Andreas Weimann.

The 25-year-old attacker spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Molineux and despite returning to his parent club, Wolves seem eager to get a second deal done.

“Richard Stearman and Andi Weimann’s registrations will return to parent clubs Fulham and Derby County respectively,” read the statement on Wolves’ official website.

“Discussions are continuing regarding Weimann’s future but there is no offer to make Stearman’s deal permanent.”

The Mirror reported in April that Paul Lambert was looking to sign the 14-times Austrian international in the summer and that there is a £1.5million option-to-buy clause they can take advantage of.

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Weimann has a great deal of Premier League experience under his belt having made 113 top-flight appearances while at Aston Villa, scoring 17 goals.

He featured 21 times in all competitions for Wolves since he signed on loan in January and scored three times, which included a vital strike in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield.

The versatile attacker signed for Derby in 2015 but only made 46 appearances for the East Midlands side.

The statement on the Black Country outfit’s website also says that Jack Price, Duckens Nazon and George Saville have had their contracts extended by 12 months.

However, along with loanee Stearman, Mike Williamson and James Henry will leave Molineux when their deals expire.

Football Insider Verdict

Lambert is definitely a fan of Weimann but his own future at the club could become a factor in getting this deal over the line. Wolves have very rich owners and £1.5million is barely a drop in the ocean for them so it seems like a deal would be a waste of time for someone who has scored just three goals since January. Weimann’s best performances came when he was utilised as a striker and that must carry on if Wolves want to get the most out of him next season. In five appearances as a central attacker, he scored twice and got two assists. His time on the wing was far less productive.

In other Wolves news, this ex-Premier League boss is reported to be eager to replace Lambert at Molineux.

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