Sunderland have been handed a major boost over the future of Lewis Grabban, with the Express and Star reporting that Wolverhampton Wanderers are not lining up a move for the striker in the January transfer window.
Reports had suggested that Wolves were lining up a January move for Grabban, who is currently on-loan with Sunderland from Premier League outfit, AFC Bournemouth.
There were fears that Bournemouth would recall Grabban, who has scored 11 goals this season for Sunderland, due to Wolves’ interest in securing a permanent deal for the striker.
However, latest reports have confirmed that Grabban is not on Wolves’ radar in January, despite the league leaders’ plans for heavy January investment.
Chris Coleman will be hoping to retain the service of Grabban in January, with the 29-year-old so far a shining light for Sunderland on what has been a miserable return to the Sky Bet Championship.
Grabban’s goals have kept Sunderland, who sit 23rd, in touching distance in the battle against relegation.
Coleman’s side currently sit two points adrift of safety heading into this weekend’s daunting trip to Molineux, where they will coincidently face Wolves.
Sunderland’s supporters will breath a sigh of relief having learnt that Grabban is not on Wolves’ radar, but there are plenty of other clubs who could be eyeing a January move.
Grabban is key to Sunderland’s chance of survival, as the striker has consistently scored goals all season despite Sunderland’s troubles.
If Grabban was to leave the Stadium of Light, you would worry about Sunderland finding a replacement that could have the same impact.
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