Wolves consider move for Middlesbrough's Kike

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HITC Sport understands Wolves are eyeing a move for the Middlesbrough striker.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering a raid on Championship rivals Middlesbrough for Spanish forward Kike, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Wolves are in the market for striking reinforcements after selling top scorer Benik Afobe to Bournemouth in a deal believed to be in the region of £10 million.

Kenny Jackett is drawing up a list of targets to fill the void left by Afobe's departure and Kike is thought to figure highly on his wanted list.

Kike has been in and out of the Middlesbrough side this season, making 22 appearances in all competition, but just nine of those have been starts in the Championship.

The 26-year-old, who joined Boro from Real Murcia in the summer of 2014, has scored four goals for Middlesbrough so far this term

Middlesbrough are thought to be in the market for a new striker during this month's transfer window to bolster their promotion bid and should they land one of their top targets they could be willing to let Kike leave.

Wolves have money to spend following the sale of Afobe and they could be ready to test Middlesbrough's resolve to hang onto Kike, but any move will depend on Middlesbrough bringing in a new striker of their own first.

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