Wolverhampton Wanderers have extended the loan of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone, with manager Glenn Hoddle not ruling out the possibility of lengthening the deal until the end of the season, writes Brian Dick.
The 19-year-old's initial loan spell expired after his appearance in the 2-0 Coca-Cola Championship defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena on Monday but the extended deal will end on January 21.
Meanwhile, the former England boss will continue to talk to his counterpart at Tottenham, Martin Jol, about keeping Huddlestone at Molineux until the end of the season.
Huddle-stone will be available for t h e Championship fixtures with Luton Town and Millwall although he will not be allowed to play in Saturday's FA Cup clash with Plymouth Argyle.
Elsewhere, Dundee United chairman Eddie Thompson has warned Wolves and fellow suitors Leeds United and Celtic that they will have to pay at least £500,000 for the services of defender Mark Wilson.
Thompson said: "As far as I'm concerned, if anyone came in with less than £500,000, I wouldn't even bother looking at it, whether it's from Wolves, Leeds or Celtic."
The 21-year-old is a product of the Scottish club's academy and can play at right-back, right-midfield or centre-half.
Thompson said: "Right now, there is no offer on the table for Mark and I don't expect one to be there the next time I arrive at Tannadice, but it doesn't worry me. We have been fortunate enough to have signed Mark on a contract which goes through to until May 2008.
"He's an asset to the club. We rate him highly and we have a powerful hand because of his contract situation. It's not as if he is running out of contract, which would reduce his value."
Elsewhere, Poland international Tomasz Frankowski has claimed he is one of the strikers who is being targeted by Hoddle.
The 31-year-old, currently playing in the Spanish second division with Elche, has told the media in his homeland that he has received an offer from Wolves.
"I have spoken to Glenn Hoddle and he is keen for me to help Wolves' chances of promotion by scoring goals," said Frankowski, who bagged eight in his country's World Cup qualifying campaign. Elche are reportedly seeking about £1.4 million for Frankowski.