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Wolves to make approach for Newcastle United defender

Wolves are set to make an approach to sign Newcastle United’s Grant Hanley according to a report from The Sun.

The Magpies only signed the 25-year-old defender in the summer when he made a £5m move from Blackburn Rovers, but it’s a move that is yet to work out for both parties. Hanley has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team and hasn’t really played a part as Newcastle aim to get promoted back to the Premier League having only made one start for them in the Sky Bet Championship this season.

This has attracted the interest of Wolves whose manager Paul Lambert knows Hanley well. He managed the Scotland international during his short spell as the Blackburn head coach at the end of last season and came away impressed with the player. And much like he is trying to do with Ben Marshall, he is now trying to reunite himself with a player he admires at his new team Wolves.

With Newcastle spending a lot of money on Hanley though, they may not be selling him permanently just yet. At the moment the current approach would simply see Hanley move to Molineux on loan until the end of the season, though it is expected that there will be clause that would allow Wolves to buy him at the end of the deal for a certain fee. But for now, Wolves are just going to try and improve their squad by signing a highly rated defender who is struggling for first team action at the moment.

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