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Wolves hunt Lee Tomlin as striker chase hots up

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Wolves have enquired about £3m-rated Peterborough attacker Lee Tomlin as head coach Kenny Jackett admitted various bids had been made for players.

Tomlin, who has scored nine goals this season and often plays in the attacking midfield role Jackett has identified, is the latest target to emerge this window.

Peterborough rejected three bids for stockily-built Tomlin from Celtic on deadline day in the summer rising to £2.5m, interest which is said to have turned the head of the forward, who submitted a transfer request.

And with Tomlin into the last 18 months of his contract, the former Rushden and Diamonds attacker has now been made available by Posh.

The London Road club would be reluctant to sell their star player to a promotion rival, hence the inflated asking price which is likely to see Wolves continue to trawl the market for value for money as the clock ticks down.

Tomlin is currently banned for two games after being sent off for the second time this season in Posh's 2-1 defeat at Swindon on January 11.

The 25-year-old has been a star performer at London Road, but five red cards since joining Posh in 2010 and seven in his career have put question marks over his discipline.

Jackett stressed he doesn't expect more than one more signing this month unless Wolves suffer injuries.

"We've made various bids at various times for different players, or enquiries, over the last few months," said Jackett.

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"I'm not going to name any individuals, unless their clubs agree a fee. But we're not at that situation with any player at present.

"In this window I'd be very surprised if it's more than one addition. It would need an injury to be more."

Wolves have failed with one bid for £1m-rated Coventry striker Leon Clarke, while Jackett watched the similarly-valued Scott Hogan from Rochdale at the weekend and has Celtic's Callum McGregor and on loan- Swindon man Alex Prichard on his radar, among others.

Jackett refused to be drawn on Wolves' bid for Clarke, despite Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley claiming interest from Molineux.

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"I read Pressley's comments but it would be unprofessional to comment," said Jackett.

Jackett again hinted at unhappiness in his current attack however with Leigh Griffiths's future again under the spotlight.

He added: "Have we got enough goals in us? Are the combinations right? Those are maybe other questions."

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