Wolves’ pursuit of Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill took a twist after Sky Sports reported that the player has handed in a transfer request.
Nuno Espírito Santo manager of Wolves looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.
Sky Sports’ report suggests that Wolves have already had an £8m bid rejected for Hugill, as have Championship rivals Reading.
The report also believes that Birmingham are among a host of other interested parties, while Chronicle Live say Sunderland want to reunite the player with his former PNE boss Simon Grayson.
Hugill has started the season in fine fettle for the Lilywhites, scoring three goals in five games in all competitions.
That form, along with 12 Championship goals last season, has caught the eye of a number of second-tier clubs.
Wolves need to bring in another front man after the Express and Star reported that the Molineux side had accepted a Hull City offer for Nouha Dicko.
But with Preston North End seemingly ready to dig their heels in with just two days of the window left to run, Nuno Espirito Santo may need to look for alternatives.