By Chris Wright
Could this be the ‘bust up’ in question?
Wolverhampton Wanderers have entered into negotiations with Stoke City after having a £3 million bid accepted for striker James Beattie. The former England man has not been enjoying life at The Britannia recently after struggling to recapture the form he showed when he joined the club from Sheffield United last January.
His dip in form and an alleged training ground bust-up with Potters manager Tony Pulis have seen Beattie fall behind Ricardo Fuller, Tuncay Sanli and Mamady Sidibe in the pecking order at Stoke so Wolves are hoping that an offer of regular first-team football will entice the 31 year old forward into moving to Molineux.
Mick McCarthy is keen to add a proven top flight goalscorer to his ranks in January as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Chris Iwelumo have both struggled to make the step up to the Premier League so far, plus the fact that Andy Keogh and summer acquisition Stefan Maierhofer are currently sidelined for the foreseeable future.