Wolverhampton Wanderers are among a number of Premier League clubs battling it out for the signature of Strasbourg forward Ludovic Ajorque.
That’s according to Sky Sports News who state that Everton, Leicester City, West Ham United, Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Newcastle United are all said to be monitoring the 6ft 6in Frenchman.
Wolves are desperately trying to add to their forward ranks following the injury to star striker Raul Jimenez but as it stands, they will be going into the opener against Leeds United with zero recognised strikers.
Fabio Silva, who was originally expected to fight for a first-team berth this season has been loaned out to Anderlecht and with Jimenez on the medical table - Hwang Hee-chan or Pedro Neto will likely deputise as the main forward.
Ajorque is said to be available for around £18million but with the number of clubs keen to land his signature, that price could easily rise.
What’s been said?
Speaking via Sky Sports News’ Transfer Centre - Kaveh Solhekol said:
“A player who we could be hearing a lot more from in the next couple of weeks played against Liverpool for Strasbourg at the weekend.
“He’s a striker called Ludovic Ajorque, 6ft 6in striker with a very good scoring record for them, is available for £18m.
“I’m told the clubs that watched him yesterday were Wolves, Everton, Leicester, West Ham, Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Newcastle. He’s someone we might be hearing a lot more from.”