Wolves remain in talks to sign Hwang Ui-jo from Bordeaux, but the French club are waiting for an improved offer for their striker.
According to L’Equipe, Wanderers have tabled a bid of €2 million, plus another €1 million in add-ons (£2.5 million total).
Those add-ons would apparently be paid if Wolves sealed qualification for the Champions League.
Hwang is said to want to join Wolves.
But Bordeaux are ‘waiting for an effort’. It has previously been reported that the French side value the 29-year-old at around £7 million.
Hwang also has interest from some clubs in Ligue 1. Brest are mentioned, as are Nantes.
It has been reported previously that Hwang would prefer to move to England rather than stay in France.
Yesterday, Wolves played their first Premier League game of the season against Leeds United and lost 2-1.
Bruno Lage was unable to name a centre-forward in his starting XI, with Raul Jimenez out injured for several weeks and Fabio Silva out on loan with Anderlecht.
Hwang Hee-chan led the line. He did a decent job, assisting Daniel Podence for the opening goal.
But it was clear Wolves lack a presence in the box.
At the moment, Wolves are being linked with a host of names, including Michy Batshuayi, Goncalo Guedes and Ludovic Ajorque.
Hwang seemingly remains a potential option.
Wolves don’t have time to waste amid Hwang Ui-jo offer claim
This is a somewhat frustrating claim about Hwang Ui-jo.
If he is someone the club genuinely wants, then it’s going to take a bigger offer than £2.5 million. This is a player who has scored goals in a struggling team and has international pedigree.
Wolves cannot be expecting Bordeaux to accept that. Champions League qualification is simply highly unlikely.
Wanderers are in no position to be wasting time.
The season has started and there’s already one loss on the board. A striker needs to come in in the next few days ahead of the game with Fulham.