Mick McCarthy wants to prise Kenwyne Jones away from Stoke in a bid to boost his Wolves strike force.
The Molineux outfit are currently just one point above the relegation zone, and have struggled for goals this season, with Steven Fletcher their top scorer on six.
Jones meanwhile, has lost his first-team place with the Potters to Peter Crouch, and could be available in January should Wolves be able to match Stoke’s asking price.
The Trinidad & Tobago international arrived at the Britannia Stadium for £8million in 2010, and the 27-year-old would command a fee roughly in the £5million area should McCarthy wish to make an offer.
However, despite not being an automatic starter, Jones has clocked up 19 appearances for Stoke this season, and scored four goals, meaning Tony Pulis may be reluctant to sell the striker without bringing in a replacement first.
Fulham’s Bobby Zamora is said to be available, but is likely to stay in London if he does leave Craven Cottage.