Wolverhampton Wanderers appear to have failed in their bid to sign Tammy Abraham this month.
The Chelsea striker had been linked with a loan move to Molineux, but he will now remain at Championship side Aston Villa, as reported by The Guardian.
Wolves made contact with the player’s parent club Chelsea last week about a potential chance to play in the Premier League for Abraham, but it has been decided he’ll stay put.
It’s a blow for Wolves, who are currently short on strikers with Raul Jimenez and Leo Bonatini the only two out-and-out strikers.
The Mexican has been hugely important for Wolves but Bonatini doesn’t appear to have Nuno Espirito Santo’s trust this term, and so Wolves are actively trying to sign another striker.
Wolves mustn’t be tempted by Origi
In light of the failure over Abraham, it would perhaps be quite easy for Wolves to reignite their interest in Liverpool’s Divock Origi.
Origi was linked with a £22 million (plus add-ons) move to Wolves last summer, but Jurgen Klopp ended up keeping him to provide cover.
Wolves were linked again recently, with The Liverpool Echo reporting the Reds would accept around £20 million for the Belgian.
Things then went quiet as Wolves targeted Abraham, but with the Englishman now set to stay at Villa, it could be that Wolves return for Origi.
The forward actually scored against Wolves in the FA Cup clash between the sides on Monday night, but Espirito Santo should be discouraged by Origi’s performance – aside from his well-taken goal, he was poor alongside Daniel Sturridge in attack.
Wolves need to get someone in, but Origi at £20 million is not the answer.