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January transfer window: Wolves want another striker with Joe Mason deal imminent

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Wolves are close to landing a deal for Cardiff City's Joe Mason – and want another striker to join him at Molineux.

The 24-year-old could complete a move to Wolves today, with the fee believed to be around £3m.

But Wolves boss Kenny Jackett doesn't want to stop there, saying he sees Mason as one half of a new striking partnership.

Jackett said: "Are we in advanced talks? Yes we are. But we wouldn't have necessarily announced anything until he's signed because it still has some way to go.

"But yes there are discussions going on at the moment and we do hope to be able to close a deal.

"We've looked at him for a while. He had a good loan spell at Bolton and he's a natural number 10, he plays best just off a striker I think.

"Getting the right partnership in that area is a key one for us.

"And since Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko have gone out of it for different reasons, it's something we're looking to obviously try to improve."

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Jason Cummings of Hibs, Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell and Bolton starlet Zach Clough have all been on Wolves' radar.

The club would also like to bring in a defender ahead of Monday's 11pm deadline. Mike Williamson is believed to be on the verge of moving to Wolves on a permanent deal.

The Newcastle centre-half is set to sign an 18-month contract with Wolves paying around £200,000 for the 32-year-old.

Talks have been ongoing for the best part of a month for a player who deeply impressed during a five-game loan spell earlier in the season.

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Jackett added of Mason: "In an ideal world we'd bring two striking options now and he'd be one of them.

"There are a number of deals we're working on. We are hopeful of signing a player, or players plural, if we can.

"There's a lot of work gone in and we hope that it bears fruition."

Plymouth would be due a percentage of the fee, having sold Mason to Cardiff for £250,000 in 2011.

The Irish under-21 international shot into the spotlight in 2012 when he scored for Cardiff in the League Cup final against Liverpool.

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