Kenny Jackett has confirmed Fulham’s interest in signing Wolves winger Bakary Sako – as he says the club are continuing to work hard to add to the ranks.
The Head Coach had also confirmed Wolves were keen on bringing in Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy, who has instead opted to join Leeds, but has re-iterated that there are some good young players at Molineux who deserve an opportunity.
“I’ve come into a scouting system that is already up and running and works very hard at identifying the right talent,” he said.
“And Luke Murphy was already on these guys’ radar.
“It’s important that you know everyone in terms of the scouting but you can’t get every one and you do need to make sure your timing is right in terms of signing players.
“We’re trying hard to supplement the squad.
“First off, what I’m trying to do is form my own opinions on what we’ve got within this squad because there are a number of players here and people need an opportunity.
“There are some good young players here.
“Then after that we will try to supplement that with some good signings.
“We have been looking around. I read that Luke Murphy has gone to Leeds and he’s been a much sought after player.
“Everyone has watched him over the last couple of seasons and I’m sure he would have had a lot of options in terms of where he goes next.
“It will be interesting to see some of the young midfield players we have when they play.
“I think David Davis is a good player, we have Dave Edwards, I like the look of Lee Evans, who came here in January from Newport, and Jack Price, who’s come through the ranks here.
“So we’re not short of central midfielders and there are some young guys there who are looking to make their name and looking to make their way in what’s a new time and a fresh regime for Wolves.
“There are some players there and if we can improve it then great, but I don’t want to bring in people to block it up.”
Jackett has for the first time confirmed that Molineux officials have been in talks with Fulham over their interest in Sako.
“Fulham are genuinely interested in Sako and it’s a negotiation between the two clubs,” he added.
“As far as I know, no fee has been agreed yet but they are in negotiations.
“They have been negotiating and there is some genuine interest and the offers are of a very high level.
“Whether it’s at the point it’s at a level where the powers-that-be at Wolves want to accept that is another matter.
“But it’s fair to say Fulham are very interested and are trying hard to sign him.
“Sako wasn’t a player I necessarily thought would still be here after the season he had last year.
“There aren’t many naturally gifted left-sided players around, and he certainly comes into that category.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there is a lot of interest in him and he wasn’t one who I thought would necessarily be here in League One from the start.”
Jackett also confirmed keeper Dorus De Vries is in talks with a second club over a possible move having already spoken to a Dutch side last week.
Wolves meanwhile have added to their Academy ranks with the acquisition of young Danish defender Victor Wagner.
“Victor is a young player who we have been watching for a little while,” said Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell.
“A central defender, he came on trial with us last year and did well.
“He’s got a great attitude, is in a good shape physically, and we think he can improve by spending some time with us.
“He goes into our Under 18 squad with Mick Halsall and Sean Parrish and hopefully will show some more progress from there.”