Reported Newcastle, Southampton and Swansea target Bas Dost admits January move possible

Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost is far from pleased with his lack of first-team action and admits that his future at the club is up in the air.

Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has alerted the attention of reported suitors Newcastle United, Southampton and Swansea City after admitting that he could leave the Bundesliga outfit this winter.

Dost, 25, came off the bench to score his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win at Hannover on Saturday, in a result which leaves the club seven points behind table-toppers Bayern Munich.

However, having made just three brief league appearances this season since returning from an ankle operation, the Dutchman is far from pleased about his current predicament, expressing his frustration to German newspaper Bild after the match.

“Everybody wants to be playing and I'm not playing very often so of course I'm not happy," he said.

"I don't know about my future. I'm going to enjoy this goal and then we can talk about other things."

Dost has scored 19 times in 55 total appearances for Wolfsburg since arriving from Heerenveen in June 2012, but a nagging ankle problem saw him restricted to five goals in 15 games last season.

Valued at around £8 million, the 6ft 4in front man was linked with a switch to England throughout the summer, but general manager Klaus Allofs ruled out a move at the time.

"It remains to be seen if there is a club really coming up with a bid," he said before the transfer deadline.

"And it remains to be seen if the respective player is out for a departure. At this point in time I would rule both of those out."

Dost’s current contract isn’t set to expire until 2017 but, with the former Under-21 international facing a battle for first-team minutes at present, he could well be allowed to leave the club in the New Year if the right bid comes in.

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