By Danny Wright

17th Mar, 2018 | 12:26pm

Wolves in hunt for international goal machine, Jorge Mendes key after Jan bid rejected - reports

Wolves are in the hunt to sign AC Milan forward Andre Silva in the summer, according to a report.

The Mirror claims that the Championship leaders are eyeing up an audacious move for Silva, 22, less than a year after he signed for Milan in a deal worth £34million.

It is understood that Arsenal are also keen on the Portugal international, who has struggled to adapt in Italy scoring nine goals in 33 appearances across all competitions, with only one strike to his name in Serie A.

Silva previously worked with Nuno Espirito Santo during his days at Porto but the report says that the likelihood of Premier League football next term and the relationship between Wolves and player with Jorge Mendes is key.

Corriere Della Sera, an Italian media publication, reported that Wolves had bid rejected for Silva in January.

Despite his woes at club level with Milan, Silva has been a goal machine on the international scene with 11 goals in 18 appearances for Portugal.

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Football Insider verdict

Silva has only made five starts in Serie A this season so his goalscoring record should not be read into that much. He is a quality young forward who is bound to finally hit his stride once he finds a club and manager who are willing to put their trust in him. Wolves’ transfer policy and link with super-agent Mendes has come under serious scrutiny in the last few weeks. Once they are in the Premier League there will be more clubs likely to be asking questions of how the West Midlands club have been able to lure Champions League-quality players to them. Silva would be a good signing though, albeit he may be very pricey.

In other Wolves news, Jeff Shi has made a big revelation about Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani.

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