Wolves face deadline day disappointment after failed transfer approach for 15 G/A star

Latest Wolves transfer news as a failed approach for a striker emerges from Portugal.
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Wolves were unsuccessful in their rumoured pursuit of Vitoria Guimares striker Jota Silva, according to reports in Portugal.

It was well documented that Gary O'Neil has been on the hunt for a striker but they have been limited as to what they can do in the market because of Financial Fair Play restrictions. News coming out of Portuguese paper O Jogo claims that Silva was an option.

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Wolves along with five other teams had been interested but none of them could persuade Guimares to part ways with the 24-year-old striker. Serie A giants Milan along with Nantes, Villarreal, Nice and Toulouse had been interested with some 'concrete offers' being made whilst others made approaches and some that just held an interest but did not act on it.

Silva has nine goals and six assists for Guimares in the top flight of Portuguese football, and Guimares have done their best to keep him for the rest of the season. It has been suggested that a summer move could be possible because his current deal runs out in 2025 and so he would be entering the final year of his contract which could mean that Vitoria could consider cashing in on him.

Several strikers have been linked with a move to Molineux but so far Wolves have been unable to finalise a deal for any of them. Chelsea are open to loaning out Armando Broja who is a target for Wolves as well as Fulham but both are put off by the £5m loan fee. Wolves were unsuccessful in an attempt to sign Broja this week after the Blues were keen to include an obligation-to-buy in the deal.

West Ham striker Danny Ings has also been suggested as a possible target but he seems unlikely to depart the London Stadium. PSG front man Hugo Ekitike is another and Eintracht Frankfurt have increased their initial loan-to-buy offer to PSG to €18m.

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