EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko is a target for Championship rivals Hull City and Queens Park Rangers, Football Insider sources understand.

Dicko has scored two goals in five games already this season despite starting only one game in the League Cup win over Yeovil.

The 25-year-old has been used as a substitute by new Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo in their first four Championship games, scoring the winner in the 3-2 win at Hull City earlier this month.

Dicko has battled back from a serious knee injury which forced him to miss almost the whole of the 2015-16 campaign after being injured in the 2-1 home win over Charlton in late August.

The France-born striker returned to action last October and he went on to make 32 appearances for Wolves last season, scoring five goals.

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Dicko, who joined Wolves in January 2014 from Wigan, finished as top scorer in his first season at the club with 13 goals in 19 games to help the club win promotion from League One and he went on to score 15 goals the following season in the Championship before suffering his knee injury.

Hull City are in the market for striking reinforcements after losing star striker Abel Hernandez to a serious Achilles injury earlier this month and Dicko is being lined up to replace him.

Queens Park Rangers are looking to bolster their attacking options before the close of the transfer window and Rangers boss Ian Holloway is a big admirer of Dicko having worked with the player during his time in charge of Blackpool.

It remains to be seen if Wolves would consider selling Dicko, but the Molineux outfit are bracing themselves for offers for the striker before the end of the month.