Arsenal's stance on £30m Wolves target also liked by Brentford and Crystal Palace

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Wolves boss Gary O'Neil is keen to find a new striker this summer.

Wolves are thought to have Eddie Nketiah on their radar and will be boosted by reports suggesting the forward could leave Arsenal.

Gary O'Neil is keen to bring in a new striker at Molineux this summer in a bid to push his side into contention for European football. Only Hwang Hee-chan is in double figures in the league this season, with Matheus Cunha on nine and no one else above four.

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Recent reports suggested that Wolves were ready to cut losses on £35m record-signing Fabio Silva in the hope of raising funds for a new frontman. Nketiah is thought to be the prime target and Football Insider reports that the 24-year-old could be on the hunt for a new club ahead of next season.

Regular football has always been hard to come by for Nketiah at Arsenal and the emergence of both Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard as options in the false-nine position has made the issue worse. The striker has started just one league game since the start of November.

Arsenal are braced for bids this summer and are expected to be open to a sale, should an appropriate offer come in. The report states that Wolves are readying a move for the one-cap England international but face competition from Crystal Palace and Brentford - the latter of which will likely be searching for an Ivan Toney replacement.

Reports in January named Palace and Brentford as potential suitors for Nketiah, adding that any mid-season move would have cost around £30m. It is unclear how much that valuation will change in the summer but a lack of minutes could encourage Wolves to try and bring it down.

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Those in charge at Molineux have had to work hard to keep in line with the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) in recent seasons and much of their business has been outgoing. But it is hoped that this summer could bring investment, particularly given the promise O'Neil has shown in his debut year as manager.

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