Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has revealed that he would be open to a deal with a top flight English club for the sale of star Matt Jarvis – so long as the price is high enough.
"Jarvo has been here and done nearly five years. He has been wonderful for us,” McCarthy told reporters.
"But if a top-four club comes in, offers unbelievable amounts of money for him, he wants to be a regular in the England team, and he can do whatever he wants with his salary and his career and can progress - it becomes very difficult.
Liverpool’s last minute signing of Andy Carroll and the departure of Fernando Torres in January are proof that anything can happen in football, McCarthy said.
"There is no suggestion of him being for sale or anyone else for that matter but it's football. Who thought Torres would be sold for £50million and Carroll for £35million?”
Despite McCarthy’s desire to keep the winger, he says he’s looking at the situation from a realistic point of view rather than an idealistic one.
"No-one is not for sale. That is complete and utter gobbledegook. Let's deal with it like adults. There are certain scenarios you just cannot stop."
Jarvis made his international debut for England against Ghana in Tuesday night’s friendly, and impressed England manager Fabio Capello. The star has been connected with Liverpool on numerous occasions, and Kenny Dalglish will no doubt be delighted that McCarthy is willing to at least talk about a possible deal.
Liverpool are also poised to be willing to spend big on Jarvis, so the high asking price from McCarthy won't be a problem for them.