Wolves have reportedly seen a £10 million bid for Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque rejected.
According to Ignazio Genuardi (via GFFN), the club have stepped up their pursuit of the 28-year-old by making an actual offer.
But that first offer from Wolves has been knocked back.
And it is stated that Strasbourg are looking for a fee of £12.6 million if they are to sell.
Ajorque is in demand having enjoyed a really good past couple of seasons in France.
The star hit 12 goals in 38 appearances in total, and also provided eight assists.
Wolves are looking to sign another centre-forward following the acquisition of Goncalo Guedes.
While Guedes can play through the middle, he is not an out-and-out striker.
Wolves currently do not have any viable centre-forward options following the injury to Raul Jimenez and decision to loan out Fabio Silva.
Wolves’ interest in Ajorque was first reported a couple of weeks ago by Sky Sports (via Birmingham Mail). Supposedly, scouts were in attendance to watch him play against Liverpool in a pre-season friendly.
Would should up their bid for Ludovic Ajorque
So it seems Wolves would really like to sign Ajorque having now made a bid.
The club are currently not too far away from Strasbourg’s valuation if reports are to be believed.
Time is of the essence for Wolves, and the club should seek to meet that £12.6 million asking price.
Ajorque has been a real handful over in Ligue 1, and potentially he could really take to the Premier League given his physicality.
Lage is after a centre-forward who is good in the air, and the 6ft 6in French star is that and much more.