Wolves are coming off the back of a disappointing transfer deadline day.

A central defender and a central midfielder were the priority, with targets such as Sven Botman and Renato Sanches going by the wayside.

Despite the signing of Hwang Hee-Chan, it seems Wolves also wanted a new out and out centre forward.

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Rafa Mir, Patrick Cutrone and Austin Samuels have all departed the club either permanently or on loan in the summer.

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Kieffer Moore at Cardiff was one widely reported target, but Wolves couldn’t get that one over the line.

That late approach apparently didn’t go down too well with former Old Gold boss Mick McCarthy.


And the Telegraph (9.35pm here) reports that Sheffield United’s Oli McBurnie was another target.

But Wolves ran out of time to sign the Scottish hitman, who cost the Blades £20 million in August 2019 (BBC).

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It’s not clear how much United wanted for McBurnie, or how much Wolves were willing to pay.

Given the fact he only scored one Premier League goal last season, as the Blades were relegated, it would have been a gamble.

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