Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is ready to launch a bid to secure the signature of Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff.
The Newcastle winger has been placed on the transfer list with the rest of the squad as the Championship club attempts to slash it's astronomical wage bill.
The Evening Herald reports that the close relationship between the former Ireland manager and Duff remains from their days together at national level.
This brings a move closer as McCarthy looks to add Premier League experince to his squad.
Duff was one the first Newcastle player to pledge his allegiance to his club after their relegation, but may be forced to leave as the team struggles to cut costs whilst they search for a buyer for the club.
The former Chelsea star may be asked to help the club by leaving and may be keen on a move back to the Premier League to link up with his former national boss.
Written for Goal.com --- June 2009