Peterborough United pursue Mendez-Laing signing

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Mendez-Laing was used as an impact substitute by Posh last season

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said he has agreed deals for three loan players and is chasing Wolves winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

The Posh chief has yet to name the incoming trio but confirmed he is hoping Mendez-Laing, on loan at London Road last season, returns permanently.

And MacAnthony hinted he is still in the hunt for MK Dons' Sam Baldock and Bournemouth's Jason Pearce.

"None of them are dead in the water," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I'm very impatient, we want to get business done quickly but we have not given up on any of the targets we have gone for."

Director of football Barry Fry, the man in charge of arranging Posh's transfer deals, has so far been unable to agree deals for either player.

Mendez-Laing, 19, made 40 appearances, 28 of which were off the bench, during a season-long loan at the League One play-off winners in 2010/11.

But MacAnthony is keen to make the former England Under-17 player a fully fledged Posh asset.

"We are in talks with Wolves about signing Mendez-Laing permanently and worst case scenario on loan," he told the club website.

The Posh owner also said striker Craig Mackail-Smith would be permitted to talk to after a new offer was accepted.

The Irish businessman dismissed claims Stoke City are one of the two teams but expects a Championship outfit to meet the asking price for last season's 35-goal top scorer.

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