Wolves chasing signings from the Premier League

Wolves manager Dean Saunders today revealed the majority of his transfer targets this window are with Premier League clubs.

Dean Saunders

Saunders wants to sign a striker and a left-back and is interested in Norwich striker Simeon Jackson and Villa defender Stephen Warnock, among others.

But the Wolves boss also admitted there is likely to be an exodus to ease the wage bill of a 40-strong squad, although Bakary Sako is highly unlikely to be sacrificed.

He said: "We will be doing some deals before the window shuts. I am looking at players better than what we have go, most of them are in the league above and they cost a lot of money.

“So the club has to make that decision. And then it depends on what players leave. We will probably have to shed six or seven players in the long term.

“I’m getting different offers for our players as we speak – lots of them, but not Sako. Kevin Doyle? I can’t say, but we have had bids for players.

"I have got five right- backs, one left-back and three strikers and I’m not going to leave us short in any area. There are other positions where we may say ‘yes’ to the deals.”

With the winter transfer window closing at 11pm next Thursday – the night Wolves play Leicester away – the new Molineux chief believes deals will start to happen imminently.

Saunders said: “I would imagine we will see people doing things over the next two or three days, because they won’t want to leave it until the last week.

“They will want to act now so if it goes wrong, they’ve got time to go on their second or third choices.

"This window is a nightmare, because you don’t know what’s going to happen from one day to the next.”