Kenny Jackett issues Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer update

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

The Molineux boss has admitted his side's interest in Idrissa Sylla.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny JackettWolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Kenny Jackett has admitted to the Express & Star that Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla is on Wolverhampton Wanderers' radar.

However, the Wolves boss has denied the club has made a bid for Fulham frontman Matt Smith.

The Black Country club are known to be in the market for a new centre-forward this summer, with Adam Le Fondre and Bjorn Sigurdarsson both allowed to depart at the end of the campaign.

But with only goalkeeper Andy Lonergan arriving at Molineux so far, Wolves have cast their net far and wide in a bid to find the right additions.

Fulham's Andy LonerganWolves' only summer signing Andy Lonergan

According to the Express & Star, recruitment chief Kevin Thelwell travelled to the USA to take in this summer's Copa America tournament, while Wolves scouts were also present at the Toulon under-21 tournament in France.

Jackett added that some of his targets have also featured at Euro 2016, but fears their positive displays could prove problematic.

On Sylla, who's been linked with a £2.3 million move to Molineux but is likely to encounter work permit issues, the 54-year-old told the Express & Star: "He’s certainly a player we’ve looked at, yes, he has been on our radar."

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAnderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla (R)

He added: "There’s been quite a number (of players discussed). Some have done very well in the European Championship as well.

"It’s interesting to see how coming out of that competition their stock either falls or grows, perhaps potentially past us."

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