Wolverhampton Wanderers are attempting to sign Middlesbrough striker Kike before the end of todays transfer deadline, reports the Express and Star. 

Jordan Rhodes now looks set to sign for Boro in a £9m deal and that seems to have paved the way for Kike to join Wolves.

Rhodes transfer to Boro was originally called off yesterday but has now been resurrected.

This has opened the door for Wolves to go back in for Kike, with Kenny Jackett confirming his sides interest in the 26 year old Spaniard.

The fee for Kike is believed to have been agreed at £2m and the striker left Boro’s training ground at 1.30pm today- with Wolves the rumoured destination.

Jackett said:

“He is a player we have followed and inquired about. But there’s a number of players we’ve inquired about – we’re looking at home and abroad.

“We’re waiting for information. He is a player we have made an inquiry about, but it’s not the only one we’re waiting on. There are some long-standing targets.”

He also suggested that Wolves will only look to strengthen in the striker position today, saying:

“It’s the only position that’s likely to develop today, yes, and our inquiries have been about that position.”

The Wolves boss also ruled out anyone leaving Molineux today, saying:

“There’s nothing that’s developing – we’ve had no fresh, new or ongoing bids for any of our players. Nor would we welcome it either.

“We won’t be moving players out.”

Wolves are keen to add another striker after the departure of Benik Afobe to Bournemouth, although they have already signed Joe Mason in a £3m deal.

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