Wolves Manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed that talks have started for the permanent move of Mike Williamson to Molineux.

However, Jackett says that the United defender is still a fortnight away in his recovery from the hamstring injury he picked up as soon as he was recalled from his loan spell at Wolves.

The Midlands club had conceded nine goals in the three matches before Mike Williamson arrived and then in his five game stay they only conceded three.

Then after his recall to Tyneside they proceeded to leak another nine goals over the course of the following four matches.

However, they have managed to stabilise a bit and in the last two games have won both and kept clean sheets.

Sky Sports report that the fee is likely to be in the region of £250,000 and with Mike Williamson’s contract ending in June, there won’t be the option for Wolves to try for another loan deal.

Kenny Jackett:

“It is early days and there are no conclusions yet but there have been discussions.

“We were pleased with him on loan and he is someone we are interested in.

“Nothing has been concluded in terms of what Newcastle want to do and discussions are at an early stage.

“He is still recovering from his hamstring injury and we would estimate he is still a fortnight away from full fitness.”