Wolves have ‘made progress’ in pursuit of international striker but Everton target ‘still a contender’ to leave club

Thursday morning’s Molienux musings bring mixed news.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have ‘made progress’ in their bid to bring Roma and Uzbekistan international striker Eldor Shomurodov to Molineux.

That’s according to Italian outlet la Repubblica who state that the 27-year-old, who is the captain of his country, is edging closer to an exit from the Serie A side, and it’s Wolves who are currently the favourites to land his signature.

After signing for Roma for a big fee last summer, the Uzbek striker will be hoping to improve his goalscoring stats after netting just three goals in 28 Serie A appearances last term. Shomurodov did get on the scoresheet as Roma thrashed local side Trastevere 5-0 in pre-season last week.

Shomurodov, who is predominantly a centre-forward, can also play on either wing as well as just behind the main striker, making him a valued addition at any club.

He made 40 appearances in all competitions last season for Jose Mourinho’s side and was part of the squad that lifted the inaugural Uefa Europa Conference League.

No figure has yet been banded for the striker though transfermarkt.co.uk lists his value at just over £7million.

Wolves remain desperate for a new forward player following the injury to first-choice front man Raul Jimenez and the ever-confusing decision to loan out Fabio Silva to Anderlecht.

Morgan Gibbs-White place not locked yet

Elsewhere and it appears Morgan Gibbs-White’s position at Wolves is not yet concrete.

After turning down bids for the attacking midfielder earlier in the window from Everton and seeing off interest from Nottingham Forest, it looked as though Gibbs-White would remain at Molineux.

And whilst that may yet be the case, MailSport journalist Tom Collomosse reports that the 22-year-old is ‘still a contender’ to leave the Black Country this summer.

With Ruben Neves now looking increasingly likely to stay put, Collomosse believes that this will result in the sale of others and Gibbs-White fits in that category.

Wolves rejected a bid believed to be in the region of £20million for the midfielder earlier this summer.