EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Wolves are hoping to beat the transfer deadline to sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw, Football Insider sources understand.

Middlesbrough are willing to let Forshaw move on after dropping down the pecking order in Garry Monk’s plans.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Wolves are in last-ditch talks to strike a deal with Boro for Forshaw.

The likes of Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday have shown an interest in Forshaw, but Wolves are in pole position to land the all-action midfielder.

He wasn’t even in the matchday squad for last weekend’s draw at home to Preston and Middlesbrough have been open to offers for the former Everton and Brentford man.

The 25-year-old is behind the likes of Adam Clayton, Jonny Howson and Grant Leadbitter for a place in Middlesbrough’s midfield and the news has alerted a number of clubs to Forshaw’s possible availability.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is looking to strengthen his midfield options before the transfer window slams shut and sees Forshaw as someone who can add guile and experience to his side and boost their promotion aspirations.

In other Wolves transfer news, the club have tabled a sensational eleventh hour bid for a Premier League striker.

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