Wolves have no offers for West Brom-linked Bakary Sako

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett says the club have received no bids for West Bromwich Albion-linked winger Bakary Sako.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers have received no bids for Bakary Sako.

The highly-rated winger is, according to the Daily Mail, reported to be interesting Wolves’ arch-rivals West Bromwich Albion.

He is currently away with Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations, but that has done little to curb the speculation regarding his future.

Sako’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, so Wolves have a big decision to make on whether to cash in now or risk losing him for nothing in the summer.

Jackett insists he has no plans of parting with the 26-year-old, with there no substance to the reports suggesting that he is poised for an imminent step up to the Premier League.

He told the Express and Star: “We've had no bid. Nothing at all. There's almost every press conference, people ask about him and it does seem as if there's some rumour.

"But from our point of view we haven't had a bid. There's nothing there that all. Whether that's pre-empting something to come is another thing but up to now there's been no contact.

"We've promised him, from the start of my time in League One, that if there was a Premier League club and they matched the valuation and the board of directors were happy, then we would talk to him.

"That's always been the case and through that transparency we've got the best out of him because, obviously, Premier League opportunities are what a player wants but, only after there's a valuation met.

"That's been the case for the last 18 months. With every window, there's been a lot of speculation definitely.

"We've always said we'd talk to him if a Premier League club came in with the right bid. From my point of view and everyone here we wouldn't want that. It's not something we are inviting."

  GoalsTotal Scoring AttGoal AssistTotal Att AssistTotal CrossTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Bakary Sako 7 72 2 34 141 1,300 23 1,905

Sako has impressed for Wolves again in the second tier this season.

He is their top goal scorer in the league with seven and has also provided two assists.

His power, pace and trickery would make him a useful asset to any side, but Wolves are understandably reluctant to see him leave Molineux during the winter transfer window.

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