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Report: Wolves transfer update in pursuit of Championship ace

By Dominic Toner

Wolves are preparing to clinch a £1.85million deal for Blackburn’s versatile ace Ben Marshall, according to a report.

The Sun claim that the Midlands club are edging closer to securing the 25-year-old after weeks of trying to negotiate the deal.

It is understood that the figures have finally been sorted out for the contract rebel who wants to leave Ewood Park.

The report details that Wolves manager Paul Lambert is keen to sign Marshall in January, despite the player’s contract expiring in the summer.

Sky Sports reported that a £1.3million bid for Marshall had already been rejected in January as Blackburn were looking for a fee around £2million.

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Marshall is a versatile player that can be used as either a right-back or right winger in the side.

The Englishman has featured regularly for Blackburn this season at full-back and made 25 appearances across all competitions.

He also has great experience of England’s second-tier and has racked up 182 appearances in the Championship during spells with Blackburn and Leicester.

Football Insider verdict:

Lambert is trying to build a Wolves squad that he trusts and Marshall’s signature would be another sign of that. The pair previously worked together at Blacburn and Lambert is assembling a group that are proven in the Championship. Marshall has been a reliable option in the league for a number of years and would certainly add to Wolves’ squad. They currently have make-shift right-back Conor Coady and Dominic Iorfa battling for a starting position, but there is certainly a position for Marshall to grab. The 25-year-old offers great attacking and defensive qualities, while also being a specialist free-kick taker. He would be a good addition to the Wolves squad and Lambert is likely to be building a squad that can challenge for promotion next season.

In other Wolves transfer news, they are set to beat Premier League clubs to an attacker deal worth £10million-plus.

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