Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed Sunderland turned down his request to re-sign Carlos Edwards on loan.
Edwards made six appearances for the Championship leaders during a six-week stint at Molineux earlier this season.
After a deal for Rangers winger Alan Gow fell through, McCarthy asked to take Edwards on loan for a second time.
However, the Wolves chief revealed that new Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia considers the Trinidad & Tobago international part of his plans.
"Carlos is staying at Sunderland," McCarthy told the club's official website
"I've spoken to Ricky who said he played well against Bolton and he's staying.
"If it's any consolation I told him that I'd have kept him as well, but I only did that after he told me his decision!"