The Villa Park manager was believed to be assessing transfer targets from both Wolves and QPR in the Championship match at Molineux.
In what was an entertaining match, Wolves went 2-0 up early in the first half, only for the Hoops, managed by close friend Chris Ramsey, to stage a superb fightback, ultimately winning the game 3-2.
There would have been plenty of attacking players that may have caught the former Spurs head coach's eye, with the Mail stating that Sherwood is particularly eager to bring in an experienced central defender and an attacker before the end of the transfer window. But two strikers would have almost certainly made an impression on the 46-year-old, especially considering both had been linked to Villa Park before the match.
Ex Arsenal striker Benik Afobe opened the scoring for the home side, ensuring his astonishing goalscoring form shows no signs of stopping. The 22-year-old now has three goals in four games to his name this season, coming after he netted 13 times in the last few months of Wolves' previous campaign after joining from Arsenal.
Villa were linked with the player last week by the Mail, though a departure was played down by Wolves boss Kenny Jackett after the game after similar interest from Norwich, and the report suggested there was unlikely to be an incoming offer from Sherwood.
Another goalscorer on the night, QPR's Charlie Austin, remains very much available, but only for the right price. He scored the R's first goal of their comeback, converting a cross from another impressive performer, Matt Phillips. The 26-year-old has also netted twice in the Championship, but unlike Afobe, has also proved he can score in the top flight after his 18-goal haul last season, and was linked to Villa by the Mirror last month.
As with the England Under-21 striker, the Mail said Villa were not thought to have any interest in Austin but with such limited pickings for attackers this summer, it wouldn't be a surprise if either were recruited after performances like they put on in front of the watching Lions boss.