Wolves were today bracing themselves for fresh bids for Bakary Sako as FC Copenhagen became the latest club linked with the winger.
Sako missed Saturday’s 3-1 win at Port Vale after telling head coach Kenny Jackett he “wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play”.
Wolves rejected a bid from Nottingham Forest for him, believed to be in the region of £2.5m, on Thursday.
Now FC Copenhagen – where former Wolves manager Stale Solbakken, who signed Sako, 25, at Molineux, has returned to coach the Danish giants – are said to have joined the chase for the former St Etienne wideman.
There are no indications as yet whether they have lodged a formal offer.
Jackett said: “We had an offer from Forest which was nowhere near our valuation. We’re not close to agreeing a fee. He’s aware of the interest and he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play. “
Leicester made a move for Kevin Doyle – as Foxes striker Martyn Waghorn was linked with a switch in the opposite direction.
But the move seems a doomed one as it is unlikely Leicester would be prepared to pay Doyle’s £40,000-a-week wages. The player does not want to take a pay cut and does not want to leave.
Wolves have held talks about taking Waghorn, who is out of favour at City.
But although it is understood Wolves entered the final day of the transfer window looking to make one more signing, a deal is not close to being done.