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4th Jan, 2017 | 3:27pm

Wolves receive emphatic answer in midfielder bid - reliable journalist

By Dominic Toner

Wolves have had a bid rejected for Blackburn midfielder Ben Marshall, according to a reliable journalist.

Sun correspondent Alan Nixon took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to claim that Blackburn has rejected an offer for the 25-year-old.

Nixon revealed on his personal Twitter account that the deal is “far from over” though and hints that Wolves could return for the wide man.

The Sun claimed on Tuesday that Wolves manager Paul Lambert was preparing a £1million bid for Marshall and was keen to get the deal completed this week.

The winger’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and it is understood that he would be allowed to leave with little hassle.

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Marshall has been a constant feature in the Blackburn team this season and has made 23 appearances across all competitions.

He has played as both a right winger and a right-back this campaign, meaning he would bring great versatility to Paul Lambert’s Wolves squad.

Football Insider verdict: 

Wolves should wrap up a deal for Marshall quickly in the January window as he would be a smart addition to the squad. He can play either full-back or as a winger and is deadly from set-pieces. Wolves are desperate to steer away from the bottom half of the table and Marshall could helped them achieve that. He has been an ever present in the Blackburn side since he joined and has good experience of the Championship. Marshall has played with the likes of Blackburn, Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday in England’s second tier and Lambert should return with an improved bid.

In other Wolves transfer news, the club are lining up a loan for a striker who is hugely admired by Lambert.