Wing men are on Solbakken radar

Wolves were today weighing up replacements for Matt Jarvis if, as expected, the winger joins West Ham for £10m.

Wolves were today weighing up replacements for Matt Jarvis if, as expected, the winger joins West Ham for £10m.

Boss Stale Solbakken has conceded Wolves can’t replace £14m Sunderland-bound Steven Fletcher as a Championship outfit.

And the club, who signed £2.4m Bjorn Sigurdarson earlier this summer, may bide their time before buying another striker with Kevin Doyle, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Sigurdarson and Frank Nouble on board.

As for Jarvis’ replacement, FC Copenhagen wideman Christian Bolanos, 28, is aware of Wolves’ interest, and would cost around £3m.

Wolves are also considering a move for Manchester United’s £1.2m-rated youngster Robbie Brady.

Bolanos was signed by Solbakken for the Danish giants in 2010 for under £1m from Norwegian side Start.

The Costa Rica international, who has two years on his contract, helped FC Copenhagen win the Danish Superliga in his first season with Solbakken.

Asked if he had spoken to Solbakken about Wolves, Bolanos said: “No. There are rumours from my agent, but I’m trying to keep out of it.

“I have ambitions, but I’m trying to give everything for Copenhagen, so I’m trying to focus on my job.”

Solbakken refused to comment when asked by the Danish press last week if he was interested in Bolanos, who mainly plays on the right.

A possible complication is FC Copenhagen are 90 minutes away from securing a place in the Champions League group stages.

Bolanos played 86 minutes of Tuesday’s 1-0 home win over Lille in the first leg of a play-off concluded on August 29 – two days before the transfer window closes.

He has 35 caps and has played in Europe since 2007 when he joined Odense from Costa Rican side Saprissa.

Brady, aged 20, is Ireland Under-21s’ player of the year and a highly skilful left winger who spent last season on loan at Hull, playing 39 league games.

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