Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Winger Jarvis Is a Target for Cats; ANGELERI'S TWO-YEAR NIGHTMARE ON WEARSIDE IS OVER

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Winger Jarvis Is a Target for Cats; ANGELERI'S TWO-YEAR NIGHTMARE ON WEARSIDE IS OVER

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Byline: MARK DOUGLAS

WOLVES' England winger Matt Jarvis is on Sunderland's summer transfer hit-list, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

The Journal understands that the Black Cats put feelers out with the midfielder earlier in the summer, although they are yet to formalise their interest in the Molineux man.

Martin O'Neill wants another wide man to add to the competition in his squad and is also interested in Blackpool's Scotland international Matt Phillips and Manchester City's England man Adam Johnson. But Jarvis provides a compelling option because he can play either on the left or the right wing.

Sunderland are biding their time in the transfer market and will not make a move for any of their targets while they compete in the Peace Cup in South Korea.

But O'Neill anticipates business hotting up when they return to these shores, and has said that he does not want to leave his summer recruitment until the last minute.

He has targeted Wolves striker Stephen Fletcher but there has been no offer tabled yet - and suggestions of a sizeable sell-on clause seem to tally with the eightfigure price tag that the Black Country side have placed on his head.

Wolves would want a similar fee for Jarvis but he does have Premier League experience. And Midlands sources have suggested that he has come highly recommended to Sunderland chief scout Bryan 'Pop' Robson.

Jarvis is represented by agent Mark Curtis, and knows that there is interest from West Ham United if he prefers to move south. But Sunderland and O'Neill could offer to top his Molineux wages if they decide to register their interest.

As fresh targets emerge, Sunderland took another step towards clearing the deadwood in their squad by allowing Marcos Angeleri to depart for Estudiantes. No fee was mentioned by the club as they confirmed his expected departure, but it will be a relief to get the 29-year-old's sizeable wages off the books. …

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