Wolves confirm talks over Chris Wood deal

Wolves were today in talks with Leicester for Chris Wood – but they have not agreed a fee.

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Boss Kenny Jackett confirmed both clubs are in discussions after Wolves’ 1-0 win against 10-man Norwich yesterday.

Reports suggested Wolves had made an offer and a fee had been agreed, although talks are not that far advanced.

Leicester are chasing Watford’s Troy Deeney and, while Wood’s future does not hinge on their pursuit of the former Walsall striker, it will have a bearing.

The Foxes are keen to get new players in before letting others out but Jackett revealed Wolves want former Albion hitman Wood.

He said: “We have made enquires and we have been in dialogue, definitely. I can’t deny that but in terms of formalising a deal we are some way off.

“I haven’t spoken to Chris, we haven’t had that green light yet but it’s one we are pursuing.

"I had him on loan at Millwall and he has a good goals-per-game ratio at all of the clubs he’s had.

"He has a lot of experience for a 22-year-old as well and good forwards are hard to come by.

“We are always looking, I wouldn’t say it’s been a necessary tactic over the summer where we would only sign two (Rajiv van La Parra and Tommy Rowe).

“We have a settled group and the dynamics are pretty good so we must be very careful with who and what we do add.”

Dave Edwards’ second-half winner came just four minutes after Martin Olsson was sent off for a second yellow card when he hauled down the impressive van La Parra.

And Jackett believes the Dutch signing from Heerenveen has a big Wolves future.

He added: “We feel Rajiv has a little bit of hunger and we want him to keep that on what was a good opening day for him.

“The supporters want to see a new signing and when you play at home it’s the first glimpse and if you get off to a good start it helps.

“The performance he put in will help him going towards his goal, which is establishing himself at Wolves and help the club be successful.”

Comments for: "Wolves confirm talks over Chris Wood deal"

chris h

I think he would add another important string to our bow. We played well today, but an area to improve, would be winning the ball in an opponent's penalty area. Edwards did it well for his goal, but apart from that we didn't get on the end of all thoses crosses from both wings. Wood would do that job. Also he would be useful at helping defend at set pieces and holding the ball up, especially at the end of a game. Dicko's pace is still very important for us and perhaps they could share the load during games, if not used as a partnership.

Ritchie Wolves

Chris, A very positive blog from yourself and not one mention of the past. Weldone old chap!!!!

old age pensioner

fantastic start,3 points ,clean sheet, roll on saturday, utw

Thehoffsleftsock

Well done today lads, great win, I did feel at times we played crab football and Norwich played great attacking football(1st half), but we are improving and at least we didn't "hoof it", woods may be a decent buy, after all, look who the Albion didn't want last time, and what he did for us

BULLY BULLY, BULLY BULLY,

U t w

Rhys.wwfc

Good solid performance, Jackett comes up with a win agaisnt a good team in Norwich, we had most the possesion in an easily forgettable game. Batth and Stearman was solid, Edwards had a great game and the goal was brilliant.!Sako was marked out the game for periods, a good overall perfomence, well done Jackett and the lads. Vanlapara looked good on his debut, what a way to start the season, come on you wolves!

Wood would be a decent signing,

Rhys.wwfc

Norwich have confirmed to Sky Sports that they are investigating allegations of racist behaviour by some of their fans during Sunday’s match against Wolves at Molineux.

The club say they have been made aware of an incident in the away end during their 1-0 Championship defeat.

Norwich also confirmed that, if any individuals were proven guilty of racist behaviour at the game, they could face a lifetime ban from the club.

Disgusting if true!

SEATTLE WOLF

Seriously?

As to what you said, yes, "let's (please) hope this is not true."

If so, sincere apologies must be offered to Norwich and anyone of theirs, whether on the pitch or in the stands, who was verbally abused.

No place for this terrible and scathing behavior in our society, if anywhere on the planet.

SEATTLE WOLF

Pardon, my mistake as it appears I misread a key part of your news worthy bulletin...

You are reporting possible allegations against Norwich, not Wolves supporters.

Got it.

As stated above, a true shame if this is verified and found to be true.

Last year, Ikeme and Sako, and I wonder who may or may not have been the target this time?

Pembrokeshire Wolf

Good news about Wood - fingers crossed. Anybody but Bamford!

Great result today - well done to Kenny and the lads.

old golds worth more

Don't wish to put a dampener on things, but after losing 2-3 tonight to Northampton, Sky sports have just come up with this as well -

Wolves face competition from several Championship rivals for Leicester City striker Chris Wood. Sky Sports understands the likes of Norwich, Fulham and Derby are all eyeing moves for Wood as they look to bolster their attacking options.

Wolves have made Wood one of their top targets and Kenny Jackett revealed last weekend that they had made an approach for the New Zealand international. Wood is expected to find his first-team team chances at Leicester limited this season, following the big-money arrival of Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton.

Wolves were hopeful of landing Wood with Jackett a big fan of the 22-year-old having worked with him during his time in charge of Millwall, but now Norwich, Fulham and Derby are weighing up moves for the powerful forward.

Lets hope that the KJ influence swings things our way.

spanish ray

Well said Chris h.[Another KJ in the making]ha ha. I agree with your observations totally.Woods sounds as though he could be a good signing so lets get him on board.Well done to the lads and KJ.Sutton was a cert for the red card from the off glad we don`t have him at the Mol,he doesn`t show that much skill but he does show a lot of aggression,get rid of that and he may be a better player.UTW.

The Flying Winger

One in to help us, one who should be shipped out but we still pay him!!!!

Have a look at Daily Mail check out O Hara,

Not a politician

Kinda makes me think he isn't that keen on a drop in wages and wasn't that serious about his "intensive" training spell in the States! But I could be wrong.

It could, at a push, help to explain why Jezza MAY be having some minor issues attracting interest from other clubs?

I wonder if Accrington Stanley might be interested for half his wages?

I wonder if Jez has been in touch with them? Hmmmmm.

Lincswolf

I wish we could just sack him.

Jackett the Hat

A very welcome 3 points against a Norwich side who never looked that motivated to me. Maybe after being looked up to last season, this season we ain't that big a scalp for some championship teams and some may think that they've just gotta turn up.

Van la Parra got man of the match and showed some class, Dicko was super busy but hats off to the Gaffer, he got his game plan spot on and surprised us all by leaving Ricketts out. I thought it was a strange decision at first, but Sam can cover any position in the back four so why burn him out now, it's gotta be said that Sam Ricketts is a fantastic bit of insurance if any of the starting four pick up a niggle and has massive know-how when the business end of the season comes knockin.

All in all a great day, let's just hope that Chris Wood can come on board,hit the ground runnin,and put the finishing touch to some good build up play.

Ritchie Wolves

JTH, I still think its strange that he left Rickets out unless he had a little knock in training but yes, he can play anywhere in the back four and it just shows people on here that moan about stregnth in depth and lets spend spend that we have quality players on the bench and more in the under 21's.

BeeCee

And even more (except the right ones!) going out the door!!!!!!

Ritchie Wolves

Good solid start and no supprise to myself. And as I stated last season when some on here were expecting these very talented group of young players to bottle it near the end of the season, these guy's know they are the best in the league and those that have faint heart and doubts about it just watch em go again.

I stick by my prediction of top two.

Re Wood, he is the player Jacket has wanted all close season, he will be a Wolf pretty soon.........

Hows the missus and bairn Chillo??

Come on............................

hoxtonwolf

Woods would be a great signing for Wolves. In my opinion, we turned into serious challengers under MM when we bought Iwellumo, not the best player on the planet, but its so important to have a target man in the championship when chasing or defending a lead.

Wood has other dynamics that will make him a great additions, pace and power, youth on his side, KJ knows him well and he has something to prove.

Is it wrong to worry about having too many players? How do you keep players happy, for example, if he brings in Wood and Clayton, how are the likes of Henry and Clarke going to get a run of games. Or is that not much of a problem in the modern era?

Jackett the Hat

Sorry comrade, but from what I've heard Chris Wood ain't blessed with searing pace......I think the words used were something along the lines of 'on par with a 3 legged tortoise'.

Black Country Wanderer

Dont recall Shearer, Lineker, Rooney or, dare i say it, Bully, having pace to burn either

Depends on how we play really,if he can hold the ball and feed Dicko, plus grab a few himself, job done

Hes young and obviously KJ rates him so lets see

Dont forget the tortoise won the race lol

Not a politician

Hughie McIlmoyle was a genuine donkey, but, Jeez, the fans loved him, and it's pretty obvious why!

chris h

BCW, In his heyday Bully had pace to burn. He ran many a centre half ragged. Shearer had plenty of pace as well early on. Both got kicked week in week out and had serious knee injuries, slowed them down a lot. I can remember Lineker scoring 6 goals against us in two games in the 80s, he seemed prety quick to me at the time and of course he was sharp as a knife in the box.

Wood is very much a different type of player, and in my opinion could do a good job for us.

Black Country Wanderer

Not saying they were donkeys,but not Shergars either lol

Lineker never strayed that far out of the box to have to run

Shearer was strong as an ox but not fast by any means

Bully again strong, probably quicker than Shearer, but not by much

Different eras, different styles, both defence and offence

Defenders now far quicker than then,so attackers are more pacy i guess,not many old type center forwards in game now

That said theres still a place for someone who can hold up the play and use the ball

chris h

BCW, Remember those clashes over the years between Walsh of Leicester and Bully. In the early days Bull could always do him for pace and he had a good record against him. As the years wore on and Bully got kicked and kicked and his knees went and so the clash was more even. The last time they played Bull's pace had gone and Walsh had him in his pocket . It was very sad really. Of course they both got booked and I think sent off when they clashed. But you go back to when our Steve Bull was in his prime, give him a through ball and not many defenders on the planet would catch him. Mutch was very quick as well.

derbyshirewolf

Chris h and Not a politician, so good to see you both singing from the same hymn sheet. Amazing what a good win can do for harmony!!

Davis to brum confirmed

Not a politician

It's too quiet on the Chillo front.......................

wolvesmatt

Does the Wood signing mean the Clayton deal is over?? Both would be great but that's probably being a little greedy...

I think Wood would be a better target man than Clarke and will probably score more goals also he would offer a different option to Dicko so will be more than happy to see him come on board. Although he put himself about a bit on Sunday, I don't think Clarke has the quality to play the lone striker role at this level but could do a job if Kenny ever decides to go with 2 strikers

BeeCee

Matt. He (Wood) is stalling, he has not signed. The word has it that the inveterate Mr Moxey has interfered AGAIN.