Wolves confident of Sylla deal

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Wolves are confident of landing Guinea striker Idrissa Sylla, HITC Sport understands.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are closing in on the signing of Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Sylla has been a long-term target for Wolves and they have been keeping tabs on him since they tried to sign him in January 2015.

Guinea international Sylla scored seven goals in 34 appearances for Anderlecht last season following his arrival from Zulte Waregem.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Anderlecht are thought to be willing to let Sylla move for the right price and Wolves are ready to meet their asking price as they look to bring the 6ft 2in striker to Molineux.

A number of other clubs have been linked with Sylla, but Wolves are determined to win the race for the striker's signature.

Wolves Chief Executive Jez Moxey

Talks between the clubs are understood to be at an advanced stage and Wolves believe only a work permit is needed for the player for the move to go through.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has made striking reinforcements one of his top priorities this summer having failed to replace Benik Afobe last January following his big-money move to Bournemouth.

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