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Kenny Jackett: Hands off Wolves' Dominic Iorfa

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Wolves have issued a hands-off warning to any Premier League clubs interested in signing Dominic Iorfa.

Dominic Iorfa partnered skipper Danny Batth at centre half

Crystal Palace are believed to be preparing a bid for the 20-year-old star defender this summer, while reports suggest Arsenal, West Ham and Southampton are also keeping tabs on the England under-21 international.

But Kenny Jackett says he has absolutely no interest in Iorfa being let go – and wants to build the team around him.

"I personally wouldn't want to see him go," Jackett said. "I think we need players in to improve us, rather than letting players go.

"I'm sure everybody at Wolves feels the same way as I do. We haven't had any bids and like everyone at Wolves we want to improve the team, and build the team around Dominic, rather than replacing him."

Iorfa signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Molineux in November, tying him to the club until 2019.

Normally a right-back, he impressed at centre-half during Saturday's goalless draw with Rotherham. But Jackett still said it would be 'wrong' to say that Iorfa definitely wouldn't be sold if a 'very, very big bid' came in,

He added: "It's obviously always a possibility, whenever you have players doing well, there's always that type of speculation. I'll be as determined as everybody at Wolves – we want to improve the team.

"Selling Dominic, we don't think will help us.

"It's difficult in football to predict exactly what's happening and once you get into the realms of very, very big bids, it would be wrong to say it can't happen, because we've seen it happen many times."

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