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Report: Wolves-linked Josh King wants £120,000-a-week

Any Wolves move for Josh King may be unlikely, with it being reported the striker is looking for £120,000-a-week at his next club.

King is now into the final six months of his contract at Bournemouth, and will leave in one of the next two windows.

Bournemouth ideally would like to sell now rather than lose him for nothing.

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But that is what may end up happening, with The Sun reporting King is targeting wages of £120,000-a-week to seal a Premier League return.

That could well put several suitors off – including Wolves who were linked with the player last month (The Athletic).

Wolves’ current highest earners are Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio, both on £100,000-a-week at Molineux according to Spotrac.

For the club to make a move for King and pay him more than the two veterans seems quite unlikely.

Needs-must?

King is a good player and is obviously Premier League-proven.

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Wolves realistically do need to bring in another striker amid their struggles without Raul Jimenez.

£120,000-a-week is a fortune for someone who would likely drop to the bench once Jimenez was back.

But that said, Wolves are currently looking toothless – maybe King in now on a cut-price deal is just something the situation demands.