Striker Patrick Cutrone is set to leave Wolves on loan once again.

Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano claims he has agreed a deal to join Empoli.

Empoli play in Serie A having been promoted from Serie B as champions last season.

It will be Cutrone’s third loan away from Wolves, after he spent time with Fiorentina and Valencia last season.

The news comes just after Bruno Lage had told Cutrone to prove himself at Molineux.

That makes it strange timing, and obviously that message fell on deaf ears or was just a smokescreen for an impending deal.

Cutrone has been linked with an exit all summer and it seems Wolves have now found a willing suitor.

The onus is now on Wolves to find a new third-choice striker who represents an upgrade.

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It’s hard to find a striker of the right quality who will come in knowing they’ll be third fiddle.

Raul Jimenez will be the main man in attack once again this season, with Fabio Silva hoping for a better second season.

Perhaps the move opens the door slightly more for Rafa Mir to come back, but all the indications are that he wants to move.

And with one year left on his contract, the time for Wolves to sell Mir is now, so add a backup striker to the shopping list alongside a centre-half and a new midfielder before the transfer window shuts.

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