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Transfer deadline day: West Ham ask Wolves about Leander Dendoncker

West Ham United have reportedly enquired about the availability of Wolves star Leander Dendoncker.

According to the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel, the Hammers are looking to bolster their midfield before tonight’s transfer deadline.

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Dendoncker has slipped down the pecking order at Wolves in recent weeks.

The Belgium international is now fourth-choice following the arrival of Matheus Nunes.

Wolves broke their transfer record to sign the 24-year-old, who will be a regular in the starting XI alongside Ruben Neves.

Dendoncker has just one year left on his contract at Molineux. But Wolves do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

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West Ham’s interest in Dendoncker is interesting because at the moment, Wanderers are being linked with Craig Dawson.

It was claimed last night that Wolves were closing in on the 32-year-old as a replacement for Willy Boly, who is joining Nottingham Forest.

It remains to be seen if some kind of swap deal could happen today, or if there will be two separate deals.

Wolves need to see if they can sign Boubacar Traore before sanctioning Dendoncker’s exit

It looks as though Dendoncker could well be leaving the club today.

It would be a slight risk to offload the £12 million Belgian, since he is a versatile, experienced and professional individual.

But it’s possible a good offer could come in for him.

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If Wolves can land Boubacar Traore from FC Metz first, then Wanderers can then entertain interest from other clubs in Dendoncker.

Otherwise, Wolves officials should be looking to keep the 27-year-old.