Wolves hoping to land Dwight Gayle

Wolves have pacy Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle on their radar to bolster their strikeforce - but face stiff competition from promoted Bournemouth.

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It's understood Molineux boss Kenny Jackett is weighing up a move for the Eagles' £6m record signing, who is expected to be made available this summer by boss Alan Pardew.

The 24-year-old, who scored 10 goals in 29 games in all competitions for Palace this season, may be made available on loan or for a permanent move from Selhurst Park.

Wolves would be reluctant to sign anyone at the price levels Palace may be talking about because of the amount they will be looking to recoup after splashing out a guaranteed £6m to Peterborough for his signature in July 2013.

And with Gayle still having two years on his contract, the former Dagenham and Redbridge and Bishops Stortford frontman won't come cheap.

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Wolves may have to bide their time however as Gayle wants to stay in the Premier League and so promoted Bournemouth will be seen as a more attractive option.

His estimated £20,000-a-week wages would also be higher than anything Wolves are paying apart from Bakary Sako, who is set to bank his last monthly cheque for £100,000 at the end of June before his expected departure.

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Gayle however is set to be squeezed out at Palace with Pardew, who has preferred a 4-2-3-1 formation in his time in charge, looking to sign at least one forward this summer.

And Jackett is pressing on weighing up options as he looks to add competition to a frontline boasting only Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko as the only two senior strikers following the release of Kevin Doyle, Leon Clarke and Jake Cassidy at the end of the season.

Wolves have a slightly bigger budget this summer after losing big contracts such as Doyle, who was the club's highest earner at £40,000-a-week, and Roger Johnson and Jamie O'Hara in recent months.

Wolves also have Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi in their sights as they look to strengthen this summer.

Ameobi would only cost a nominal fee as he is out of contract but not eligible for a Bosman free transfer as he is under 24.

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