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Sylvan Ebanks-Blake tipped for Molineux exit

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Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is set to spark a scramble for his services before the transfer deadline shuts.

The club's 10-goal top scorer, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is being chased by a promotion-chasing Championship club.

Ebanks-Blake was prepared to stay at Molineux for the rest of the season and walk away for nothing in the summer.

But it is understood a club is negotiating for the hitman, with Crystal Palace a possible destination. Eagles boss Ian Holloway is an admirer of the 26-year-old and is now armed with £10m after yesterday's sale of Wilfried Zaha.

Hull or Leicester could also be in the running for the former Manchester United man as they look to bolster their promotion bids and Wolves are considering cashing in on the striker now before he is entitled to a free transfer.

The possible departure of Ebanks-Blake comes as Wolves are playing a waiting game on several deals after 'frantic Friday' came and went without any transfer activity in or out of Molineux.

Manager Dean Saunders revealed that bids have been received for a number of Wolves players.

But, apart from Saunders saying winger Bakary Sako wasn't the subject of any interest, the club are drawing a veil of secrecy over their plans for the remaining five days of the transfer window.

Wolves still hope to sign a striker and a left-back, with serious interest in Norwich frontman Simeon Jackson and Villa defender Stephen Warnock.

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Warnock's destiny looks like coming down to who is prepared to pay the biggest chunk of his £40,000-a-week wages, with Leeds also keen.

But the club are keen to play down the significance of the Thursday afternoon meeting between Saunders, chief executive Jez Moxey and chairman Steve Morgan.

They insist that while the phone lines are "going crazy" with interest in their players and Wolves pursuing incoming deals, nothing is close to being finalised, and won't be until the final days of the window next week.

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