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Frantic Friday in transfer window for Wolves

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Wolves manager Dean Saunders today set the scene for a frantic Friday after declaring he will decide on the club's transfer window activity this week.

The new Molineux boss was set to wait until the very end of the month before deciding who stays and who leaves Molineux in the winter transfer window.

But, after a meeting with chief executive Jez Moxey yesterday, Saunders has been told he must slash the wage bill and will act.

Calls will be made before Saturday's visit of Blackpool, after using the rest of the week to form his final assessment on the current squad

He said: "I spoke to Jez again yesterday morning about the playing staff. The chairman wants me to get the wage bill down. I've got one eye on that and one eye on making us a better team.

"We're having another chat on Friday and we'll probably make some decisions on which way to move forward.

"We're receiving phone calls for different players and I've got my eye on a couple who might be able to help us.

"That's ongoing and it's changing by the day. But we're not doing anything until Friday either way, unless something comes up.

"It gives me a bit more time as well to work with the players and it gives people time to ring up about our players."

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Top of the list is to shed at least one right-winger, while also recruiting a striker and a left-back.

Saunders said: "We have got five right-wingers in Razak Boukari, Anthony Forde, Stephen Hunt, Adam Hammill and Slawomir Peszko – and Kevin Foley can play there, but only one left-back.

"I have to try to balance the squad. They can't all play, so there's something we can do there and it's a question of who comes in for who."

At least one enquiry has been received for striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake – who has attracted Mick McCarthy's Ipswich – while there is interest in other players.

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Saunders said: "We've had one in for Sylvan but it wasn't Ipswich. We've had enquiries for a few now."

Meanwhile, David Edwards and Hunt returned to training yesterday after long-term injuries and are in contention for Saturday.

But Tongo Doumbia hasn't trained after picking up a back injury on Friday.

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