Wolves have failed to make any strides in talks with Newcastle and Preston for Jack Colback and Jordan Hugill respectively, according to BBC’s Pat Murphy.

Having already recruited 14 players this summer, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was hoping to add even more depth to his squad of promotion hopefuls with the additions of Colback and Hugill.

Colback, 27, has been omitted from Newcastle’s Premier League squad this season and, as a result, is in search of a new club before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Wolves are thought to be interested in signing the ex-Sunderland midfielder on loan but a deal is yet to come to fruition, as per Pat Murphy.

Hugill, meanwhile, handed in a transfer request at Preston earlier this week, which was later rejected, and does not know where his immediate future lies, with several teams interested in securing his services. The 25-year-old scored 13 goals for Preston last season and is seen to be the perfect replacement for Nouha Dicko, who joined fellow Championship side Hull City for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday.

In another of Murphy’s tweets, though, he says that Wolves are, in fact, suffering from their financial situation as other teams know what Santo wants after the departures of Matt Edwards and the aforementioned Dicko and are able to raise their prices because they are aware that Wolves can afford it.


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