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Wouter Vrancken says Paul Onuachu exit cannot be ruled out, amid recent interest from Wolves

Wolves remain firmly in the hunt to sign a new striker in the coming days – and Paul Onuachu might still be a possibility for the club.

Recently, Wanderers were linked with a move for the Genk striker.

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Punch Sports Extra claimed earlier this summer that Wolves were one of a few clubs keen on the giant centre-forward, who is valued at around £15 million.

Lazio, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Besiktas were all also mentioned as being interested.

Wolves have again struggled to score goals this season, and the signing of a new striker is seen by many as the final piece of the puzzle.

And it looks as though there’s at least a reasonable chance of Onuachu leaving the Belgian side before the window closes.

The club’s manager Wouter Vrancken has spoken about the star and refused to rule out his departure.

He told Voetbal Nieuws: “Paul is taking steps and continues to push. I hope he will be back soon.

“You cannot rule out the possibility that he will leave this summer.”

Onuachu had been nursing an injury he picked up in pre-season, which caused him to miss the first three top-flight matches for the Smurfs.

He made his return to action at the weekend off the bench against Zulte Waregem.

Wolves should still be considering Paul Onuachu in final days of the transfer window

So clearly Genk are open to offers for Onuachu.

And Wolves should still be looking into signing him before the summer window closes.

The club are currently reportedly in negotiations with Stuttgart over Sasa Kalajdzic.

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But if no breakthrough can be reached, then Onuachu could be a great alternative.

It is thought that Wolves would like to pay around £15 million for Kalajdzic, which is around what Onuachu’s asking price has been reported as.

The star has scored 68 goals in all competitions for Genk in just 114 games. And that eye for goal surely makes him worth strongly considering.