Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers keen on Nick Powell; transfer not takeover-dependent

Hull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex Lopez

Recent takeover speculation is said to have put a hold on Wolves' transfer plans.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny JackettWolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett

Wolverhampton Wanderers could make their second summer signing before their proposed takeover goes through, the Express & Star reports.

Manager Kenny Jackett suggested to the same publication on Tuesday that incoming transfers have been put on hold pending the outcome of a proposed takeover - which is said to involve Chinese billionaire Robin Li and Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes.

Super agent Jorge Mendes with client Cristiano RonaldoMendes (left) has a string of high-profile clients

However, it is now being reported that a move for ex-Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell could be on the cards - and would not be takeover dependent.

Nick Powell (L) scores the fourth goal for Manchester UnitedPowell scores against Wigan on his Premier League debut

Powell was billed as Paul Scholes' heir when he moved to Old Trafford from Crewe Alexandra for a reported £4 million fee in 2012, but was released this summer after failing to make an impression.

Hull City, where the 22-year-old spent the latter half of last season on loan, are also said to be chasing his signature, along with a string of Championship clubs including Blackburn Rovers.

Powell is the third Manchester United player to be linked with a move to Molineux this window, after James Wilson (Express & Star) and Ashley Fletcher (Express & Star), and would become Wolves' second new recruit after goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Fulham's Andy LonerganLonergan is Wolves' only summer recruit

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