Striker Hwang Ui-jo is said to be holding out for a move to Wolves, despite having an offer to join Brest.
The Bordeaux striker has been identified by Wanderers as a potential option before the window closes.
The club have just brought in Goncalo Guedes from Valencia for £27.5 million.
The Portugal international can play through the middle, but he is not an out-and-out centre-forward.
Hwang is more of a natural striker, and Wolves have bid for him.
Wolves are not the only club interested in signing Hwang. Brest are also keen and have also presented a bid to Bordeaux.
It is unclear whether it is a higher bid than Wolves’.
Encouragingly for Bruno Lage, it is claimed by the Express that Hwang is holding out for a move to Molineux despite that offer from Brest.
It is now on Wanderers to improve their offer.
Previously it was reported that the club had bid £2.5 million, with part of that fee to be paid if Wolves sealed Champions League qualification.
Ball is in Wolves’ court, amid claims Hwang Ui-jo wants Molineux move despite Brest offer
So Hwang is keen to come to Molineux, which is a good thing.
It is now on Wolves to reach an agreement with Bordeaux, who are said to value Hwang at around £7 million.
At the moment it seems the two clubs are quite far apart.
Wolves don’t really have time to lose with the season having now started. Guedes has come in, but Lage still needs another centre-forward.
If the club want that man to be 45-cap South Korea international Hwang – who has been described by Ligue1.com as ‘a deadly striker’ and ‘utterly direct’ – then they must hurry.