Wolves close in on O’Hara

Wolves have confirmed that “negotiations are ongoing” with O’Hara,

who made a big impact when on loan at Molineux during the second

half of last season. Reports that the deal has already been

formally completed are described as “premature”. But the player has

already intimated he wants to make a full-time move to Wolves, and

manager Mick McCarthy is keen to keep him. O’Hara impressed playing

just behind the central striker and scored three goals in his 13

appearances. He was relegated when on loan to Portsmouth for the

2009-2010 season. But O’Hara helped Wolves stay in the Premier

League on the final day of the last campaign with his goal against

Blackburn. O’Hara said at the end of the season that “I want to

stay at Wolves” as it was a club “which is going forward”.