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Wolves in hunt for cut-price Trotters

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Wolves are eyeing up some January sales – with two cut-price Bolton players believed to be on their shopping list.

Defenders Dorian Dervite and Dean Moxey are both being courted, with cash-strapped Bolton looking to offload several players to ease their wage bill.

But a deal to bring Newcastle centre-half Mike Williamson back to the club is in the balance, with Wolves facing a fight from big-spending Sheffield Wednesday who have muscled in on trying to sign the 32-year-old.

Despite the transfer window not having been open for a week, Wolves have already been linked with numerous names as Kenny Jackett looks to strengthen his squad. A rumoured move to sign Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor on loan, however, is thought to have no credence, with AEK Athens a far likelier destination for the snubbed striker.

Dervite and Moxey are available at a knock-down price, or even on a free transfer if their contracts are cancelled, although there is unlikely to be any movement on that front until later in the month.

French centre-back Dervite, aged 27 and 6ft 3in, came through the Spurs academy and moved to the Trotters from Charlton in 2014. And left-back Moxey, 29, has plenty of experience from spells with Exeter City, Derby County and Crystal Palace.

Bolton have £172.9m of debt and may need to fund a £2m tax bill in the coming weeks if any takeover bid hasn't yet come to fruition.

As for Williamson, who starred during a five-game loan spell towards the end of last year, Wolves' are still thought to be his preferred destination, possibly on a free transfer.

Wages are an issue, as he is rumoured to earn £25,000 a week at Newcastle, but the player is keen more than anything on the regular football Wolves can offer.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has also been on Wolves' radar, but Nottingham Forest appear to be in pole position to sign the 21-year-old on loan.

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