Report: Stephen Ward heading for Wolverhampton Wanderers exit

Stephen Ward of Wolves passes the ball during the npower Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers at Molineux on October 23, 2012
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Left-back Stephen Ward reportedly attracts the attention of four clubs as he edges closer to leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Stephen Ward has reportedly edged closer to departing Wolverhampton Wanderers over the last few days.

The defender, who spent last season on loan with Brighton & Hove Albion, has 12 months left to run on his contract at Molineux.

However, it has been widely claimed that the 28-year-old has reached an agreement to leave the club, who were promoted back to the Championship last term.

Brighton are keen to secure the left-back's services on a permanent basis, while Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Burnley retain an interest, according to the Express & Star.

The Republic of Ireland international joined Wolves from Bohemians in 2007.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche celebrates with Danny Ings following the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor on April 21, 2014
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