Wolves are reportedly interested in Bristol City goalkeeper Dan Bentley.
The Bristol Post have reported Wanderers have expressed an interest in the stopper, and could move for him should Matija Sarkic leave.
An official bid has not yet come in for Bentley, who is the Robins’ club captain.
Bristol City would be open to selling the player if they can sign a replacement.
He would not break the bank – Bentley is now into the final six months of his contract at Ashton Gate. He’s also currently behind Max O’Leary in the pecking order.
Stoke City are also keen on the player.
The Bristol Post have also published quotes from City manager Nigel Pearson about Bentley’s future.
He said last week: “There has been speculation about Dan’s position. How do we sit with that? We have two very good keepers at the football club.
“Max is playing well at the moment and we’ll see how things develop. I’m not ruling anything in or out. Dan’s contract is up at the end of the season, we’ll see if anything develops.”
There has been no word yet on whether Sarkic is close to leaving Wolves.
The current Molineux number two has made just one appearance under Julen Lopetegui so far, in the first FA Cup game against Liverpool.
The Spaniard might have played him in the replay, and also in the Carabao Cup games against Gillingham and Nottingham Forest. But the manager instead opted to play Jose Sa.
It was reported by the Express & Star last month that Wolves would be open to signing a new goalkeeper this month.
It could be a positive move from Wolves to sign Dan Bentley
So Wolves are now been linked with a goalkeeper, which comes off the back of a bad week for Sa.
It probably is now something Wolves need to do this month.
Bentley could be a smart addition for Wolves.
He is vastly experienced, having made over 400 appearances at club level across spells with Bristol City, Brentford and Southend United.
He’s played in the Championship, League One and League Two, and will have plenty to offer.
A big thing here is the fact that he’s club captain of Bristol City. Lopetegui has been trying to add more leaders and characters to his dressing room, and this would be another step in the right direction.