Newcastle set to release El-Mhanni, Wolves reportedly interested

Yasin Ben El-Mhanni of Newcastle United controls the ball under pressure of Cheyenne Dunkley of Oxford United during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and...

Newcastle attacker Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is set to be released.

Yasin Ben El-Mhanni of Newcastle United and Ryan Ledson of Oxford United in action during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam...

Newcastle United attacker Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is set to be released by the Toon in the summer, according to the Sun, which could alert Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 22-year-old is in the final year of his contract at St. James' Park but has been told his contract will not be renewed by  Rafa Benitez's side, despite waiting to hear back on his appeal over allegations regarding Peter Beardsley.

Yasin Ben El-Mhanni of Newcastle United takes on Robert Tesche of Birmingham City during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Newcastle United and Birmingham City at St...

The London-born attacker has featured just twice for the Toon's senior side since joining the club in the summer of 2016, but has failed to warrant a new deal.

His release could come as a huge transfer boost for Championship leaders Wolves, who were reportedly linked with a move for the forward back in the January transfer window.

Yasin Ben El-Mhanni of Newcastle United takes on Josh Cogley (L) of Birmingham City during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Newcastle United and Birmingham City at St...

Goal claimed that El-Mhanni is interesting three teams including Wolves, as well as Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion and Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Wolves are likely to add to their squad in the summer with Premier League promotion within touching distance, and El-Mhanni could be their first signing as he becomes surplus to requirements on Tyneside.

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