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Mick McCarthy’s new found belief in his Wolves side chances of staying up, following their win against Liverpool last night, has lead to him chasing a double bubble signing to strengthen their back-line and their creative ability.

The guys that Big Mick has his eyes on are two former Wolves players in David Wheater and Robbie Keane.

Wheater, who played 1 game for Wolves in a loan spell in 2006, has already been linked with Villa due to his Middlesbrough contract being up in the Summer and no hope of him signing a new one due the fact ‘Boro would more likely be playing in League One than the Premiership next season. It now appears that, with Wheater available for as little as £1m, Wolves will be joining Villa in the January queue.

Meanwhile, Robbie Keane is desperate for a move away from Spurs in order to get first-team football and would be willing to take a massive pay-cut to get that by going back to his first pro club.

The Irishman would be available for around £6m, incidentally, that was the price they recouped when they sold him to Coventry over a decade ago. If signed, then Keane would almost certainly be greeted with a hero’s welcome back at Molineux.

With their current strikers being Kevin Doyle, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher, all target men, then the arrival of some creativity to drop off in the holes, with Keane will provide, would be vital to help create more chances, particularly away from home where they have only scored 4 league goals all season.

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