EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wolves have had an offer for England Under-17s World Cup winner Billy Crellin rejected by Fleetwood, Football Insider sources understand.
The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are thought to be admirers of goalkeeper Crellin and Wolves have tried to steal a march on them by tabling an offer for the talented 17-year-old.
The Championship leaders see Crellin as a potential star in the making and one for the future and they were hoping to lure the teenger to Molineux.
However, League One Fleetwood have turned down the bid for Crellin who only signed a new deal to extend his stay at Highbury until 2020 at the end of last month.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Fleetwood are bracing themselves for more offers for Crellin and it remains to be seen if Wolves will come back with an improved offer for the young keeper before the close of the transfer window.
Crellin, who has come through the ranks a Fleetwood, has yet to make his first-team debut for the club.
The highly-rated shot-stopper was on the bench when England’s Under-17s became world champions by defeating Spain 5-2 in India last year, but he did play 90 minutes in England’s 4-0 group stage victory over Iraq.
Crellin has also played for England Under-18s, becoming the first Fleetwood player in their history to represent the Three Lions.
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