Kenny Jackett responds when asked if further Wolverhampton Wanderers signings are imminent

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

The Wolves boss has cast doubt over the prospect of further signings in the near future.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny JackettWolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Wolverhampton Wanderers' summer recruitment drive is being disrupted by a proposed takeover of the Championship club, manager Kenny Jackett has admitted to the Express & Star.

Jackett is keen to add to his ranks following last season's disappointing 13th-placed finish, which proceeded the loss of key men Bakary Sako and Benik Afobe at the start of and midway through the campaign respectively.

Only goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has arrived so far, despite newspaper links to strikers Ashley Fletcher (Express & Star), James Wilson (Express & Star) and Matt Smith (Sun).

Ashley Fletcher scores the first goal for BarnsleyAshley Fletcher has been linked but looks to be off to West Ham United

And that looks set to remain the case, at least until the club's off-field future is resolved.

When asked if he envisaged any signings in the near future, Jackett told the Express & Star: "It doesn’t seem it at the moment.

"It just seems as if we’re waiting to see which direction it goes in at the top."

Jackett suggested the proposed takeover - which is thought to involve Chinese billionaire Robin Li and Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes - could be close.

Super agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano RonaldoSuper agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano Ronaldo

And reports suggest that, if completed, the deal could spell the end of Jackett's three-year tenure at Molineux, with former FC Porto head coach Julen Lopetegui lined up to replace him.

On Monday, Sky Sports claimed the Basque could appoint Leicester City's Under-16s coach Inigo Idiakez as his assistant.

Former Porto head coach Julen LopeteguiFormer Porto head coach Julen Lopetegui

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