Kenny Jackett's response when asked if Wolves are close to signing a striker

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to replace Benik Afobe, who left Molineux to join Bournemouth earlier in the January transfer window.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express & Star that Wolverhampton Wanderers do not have any deals for a striker close to completion.

Wolves are expected to wrap up the transfer of left-back Nicolai Boilesen from Ajax in the near future, but he is the only new arrival expected at Molineux in the coming days.

Wolves are still on the look out for a front man to replace Benik Afobe, with Jackett determined not to panic buy.

"The better your centre forwards are, the better your chances of winning games and that is an area we are looking at," he said when asked whether he was close to landing a new striker. 

“We want to strengthen, definitely. It is an important window for us and we are always working towards it. There is nothing imminent but we are trying hard.”

Wolves have been linked with a range of strikers since Afobe moved to Bournemouth earlier this month.

However, the Express & Star say that Leeds United’s Chris Wood and Oxford United’s Kemar Roofe are not on the Midland side’s wishlist, despite recent reports of their interest.

Jackett has previously hinted that Wolves are likely to look towards signing a youthful replacement for Afobe.

In Afobe’s absence, Wolves have partnered Michal Zyro and Rajiv van la Parra up front, but both players are more noted for their ability to play down the wings.

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