By Wayne Veysey

23rd Nov, 2021 | 10:54am

Sources: Major update on Wolves signing Hwang in January as Liverpool chase deal

Wolves can only sign Hwang Hee-chan permanently from RB Leipzig in January if they sell one of their stars for big money, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Midlands outfit are cash-strapped and do not have the funds for any significant outlays in the upcoming window.

A Wolves source has told Football Insider the club are keen on converting Hwang’s season-long loan from RB Leipzig into a permanent deal in January.

They have the option to buy Hwang, 25, for around £13million next summer as part of the deal that took to Molineux in late August.

But that would not stop Leipzig accepting a bid beyond that mark for the Wolves loanee in January.

It means Bruno Lage’s team face a major battle to keep hold of Hwang for the second half of the campaign.

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Hwang has caught the eye of rival clubs this season on the back of some dynamic displays for Wolves.

Liverpool have sent scouts to watch the South Korea international in action in recent weeks as they eye potential January attacking reinforcements.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking at players who can provide quality cover and competition for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

Hwang, who mainly plays on the left side of the attack, has scored four goals from nine Premier League matches this season.

The forward, who is contracted at Leipzig until 2025, has scored six goals in 37 games for South Korea and was part of their 2018 World Cup squad.

In other news, “another Jota” could leave Wolves as big-money January deal lined up.