By Danny Wright

29th Aug, 2017 | 8:07am

Wolves in transfer battle to land proven goalscorer as price is slashed almost 50% - reports

By Danny Wright

Wolves are in a late summer battle with Sunderland to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes, according to a report.

The Telegraph claims that the Owls are willing to sell Rhodes, 29,for £7million after he missed out on a spot in the starting line-up for their last three Championship fixtures.

The Mirror previously reported the 14-times Scotland international would cost £12million, but Wednesday’s asking price is now understood to have been slashed by almost 50 per cent down to £7million with just two days left to go of the transfer window.

Wolves appear to still be in the hunt for a proven goalscorer, and Rhodes’ Championship record suggests that he could be the man to lead their attack as they look to earn promotion this season.

The Owls forward has scored 94 goals in 211 appearances in the second tier over spells with Blackburn, Huddersfield, Middlesbrough and Ipswich.

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The Telegraph has added that Hull are closing in on a move for striker Nouha Dicko.

It is understood that the Tigers are willing to splash £3.5million on the Molineux forward, seemingly paving the way for a transfer battle with Sunderland to snap up Rhodes.

Football Insider Verdict

Rhodes has not been in the best of form recently, but playing in a team that is creating chances for fun at the moment could revive what appears to be a stalling career. The Sheff Wednesday forward would be a short-term fix for Wolves because if they get promoted with him leading their attack, he has shown that he isn’t able to make the leap up to Premier League football. £7million is a very good fee though and that is a reward for Nuno Espirito Santo’s patience in snapping up a proven goalscorer before the transfer window shuts. Sunderland are a threat but they don’t have access to the funds that Wolves do.

In other Wolves news, the club have seemingly pulled out of the race to land this Championship forward.

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