Fulham bid for Wolves defender Richard Stearman

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HITC Sport understands that Fulham have made a bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Fulham have launched a raid on Championship rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for defender Richard Stearman.

Fulham boss Kit Symons is planning a major rebuilding job at Craven Cottage this summer after a disappointing season this term when they narrowly avoided relegation from the Championship.

Symons has made a new central defender one of his priorities and he sees Stearman's experience and versatility as a key addition to his squad.

Stearman has established himself as a key figure at Wolves after his future hung in the balance in January 2013 when he was sent out on loan to Ipswich Town.

The 27-year-old battled his way back into the first-team under Kenny Jackett and helped the club win promotion back to the Championship last season before another stellar campaign this term as Wolves missed out on a place in the play-offs on goal difference.

Stearman is entering the final year of his contract at Molineux and Wolves would be reluctant to lose the former Leicester City man to a rival like Fulham as they plan to make another bid for promotion next season.

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