Kenny Jackett admits Wolverhampton Wanderers have a problem in the January transfer window

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the hunt for a new striker following Benik Afobe's move to Bournemouth.

Kenny Jackett has admitted on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that the club are having a problem in the transfer market at the moment.

Wolves have money to spend following the departure of Benik Afobe to Bournemouth, but they are struggling to find players of the right quality.

Jackett is determined not to panic buy, and he admits that his search to bring quality to Molineux is proving tough.

"We are working hard – the people inside the club are working hard at trying to improve the squad,” Jackett said.

“It is a tough to sell a player and then try and buy after and that has been a problem for us so far.

“We have targets and are working hard to try and secure those but they have to be the right players.

“It is very easy to bring players in but hard to bring good players in and where we need to be at Wolves now is to bring in players who can make a difference – players who can affect the top ten of this league and get you up the table.

“We have been mid table for most of the season and it is a high standard now going towards the top 30 clubs in the country.

“We want the right players to come in, players who will improve us.”

Wolves have been linked with a host of players already in the transfer window, with players from abroad and England linked.

The Midlands side have made no secret of their desire to sign a front man, but they have not been able to get a deal over the line so far.

Making a move for a left-back has also proved problematic, with Nicolai Boilesen’s move from Ajax likely to fall through at the last minute, according to Wolves’ site.

It leaves Wolves looking unlikely to make a new signing prior to their weekend match against Queens Park Rangers.

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