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Wolves target Inter Milan's Samuele Longo

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Wolves are linked with a shock swoop for Inter Milan striker Samuele Longo.

The 23-year-old Italian is available on loan and Kenny Jackett is keen on bringing the forward to Molineux to bolster his attacking options.

He has just Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko as first-team strikers next season after Kevin Doyle, Leon Clarke and Jake Cassidy left the club.

Jackett is understood to have had Dwight Gayle and Joe Mason, of Crystal Palace and Cardiff City respectively, in his sights this summer but Wolves' interest in Mason has cooled.

And, with Gayle thought to prefer a move to Premier League new-boys Bournemouth, Jackett has switched his attention to Longo.

The 6ft 1ins striker had been earmarked as a future star of Italian football, but has struggled for goals.

He has yet to score a goal in Serie A, failing to net in the league during a season-long loan at Cagliari in 2014-15.

He did score twice in the Italian Cup, but his lack of goals extended a drought which began in 2013-14.

He also failed to score during loan spells at Verona and Rayo Vallecano, although he made just 11 appearances in total for both clubs, all from the bench.

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Before that Longo scored three times from 18 appearances, with 11 of those beings starts, during yet another loan move, to Espanyol in Spain.

The striker is now looking to reignite his career and is unlikely to have the chance to do it at Inter. He has featured at youth level for Italy, including for the under-21s.

Wolves fans are looking for Jackett to invest this summer, with a striker and a left-wing replacement for the soon-to-depart Bakary Sako a priority.

They may also need a goalkeeper, with Tomaz Kuszczak yet to agree a new deal and Aaron McCarey currently suspended for failing a drug test.

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