By Derek Smithson
Wolves are considering a huge move to sign Burnley forward Andre Gray, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that the Midlands club could make a £20million swoop to try capture the 26-year-old striker.
It is understood that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are willing to test Burnley’s resolve, but that West Ham are also keen on his signature.
The report details that the Clarets will consider selling Gray for an appropriate fee as he is refusing to extend his 12-month contract at Turf Moor.
Gray could be offered the chance to return to his hometown as they are not deterred by talk of a £20million valuation.
The forward has become an integral member of Sean Dyche’s side and helped them to avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.
He is recognised for his blistering pace, strength, and his prolific touch in front of goal.
Football Insider verdict:
Wolves have already made some huge signings this summer, notably the £15million deal to sign Ruben Neves from Porto. However, they would top that if they managed to bring forward Gray to Molineux. The striker has risen all the way from non-league football to the top flight and is an established Premier League player. He helped Burnley avoid relegation last season and managed 10 goals in just 36 appearances. Wolves would have to be considered one of the favourites for promotion if they signed Gray and his form in the 2015/16 campaign showed how deadly he can be. The Englishman fired Burnley to promotion from the Championship and scored 25 goals in 44 appearances during that season, so it is no surprised Wolves are keen on him. The £20million valuation appears to be quite excessive, but the club would reap the financial gains if they achieved promotion.
In other Wolves transfer news, their forward is being eyed by two English clubs.