Wolves have opened talks to hand Niall Ennis a new contract before they send the young striker out on loan, Football Insider understands.

The 21-year-old forward is yet to break into Nuno Espirito Santo’s senior side after his rise through the youth ranks at Molineux, with just one first-team appearance under his belt.

A source at Wolves has told Football Insider that the club are in contract negotiations and that both a new deal and a loan move to a Football League side could be wrapped up by the end of the week.

The Premier League side have until the end of the domestic transfer window on 16 October to find a new club for Ennis.

The promising hitman spent last season out on loan at League One outfit Doncaster Rovers, while he also spent half a campaign with Shrewsbury Town back in 2017.

He netted six times and contributed a further four assists in 32 appearances, 25 of which came among the starting XI, while at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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His one and only game for Wolves so far came as a late substitute in an FA Cup win over former loan side Shrewsbury in 2019, while he was also left unused on the bench in the next round against Bristol City.

An England under-19 international, Ennis has the likes of Mexican talisman Raul Jimenez and new arrival Fabio Silva ahead of him in the Molineux pecking order.

In other Wolves news, it can be revealed that a defender has terminated his contract at Molineux to become a free agent and seal a move elsewhere.