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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - by Neil Fissler

WOLVES are weigh­ing up a bid for Le­ices­ter City striker Chris Wood when the emer­gency loan win­dow opens this week.

Wolves boss Kenny Jack­ett made a £1.25m move for Wood last month but the deal fell through when they failed to agree per­sonal terms.

Jack­ett, who had Wood on loan when he was Mill­wall man­ager, is still keen to re­unite with him at Mo­lineux.

The New Zealand in­ter­na­tional striker ap­pears to be sur­plus to re­quire­ments with the Premier League new boys and was linked with a dead­line day move to Crys­tal Palace.

Jack­ett is keen to bol­ster his at­tack and sees Wood as an ideal re­cruit.

Clubs can start do­ing emer­gency loan deals from Tues­day and have un­til the mid­dle of Novem­ber be­fore that win­dow closes.

The Wolves boss is also keep­ing tabs on Sun­der­land striker Danny Gra­ham, who is another player he is known to have made an en­quiry about dur­ing the sum­mer. CREWE striker Max Clayton is on trial with Dan­ish top-flight side FC Midtjyl­land in a bid to find him­self a new club.

Clayton has turned down the of­fer of a new three­year deal with Crewe but com­pen­sa­tion de­mands have put off a num­ber of buy­ers in the Foot­ball League. LIVER­POOL are one of a num­ber of Premier League clubs who are keep­ing tabs on the highly-rated Southend United goal­keeper Daniel Bent­ley.

Southend boss Phil Brown has re­vealed that the club turned down a bid for Bent­ley on trans­fer dead­line day.

The 21-year-old kept 19 clean sheets for the League Two out­fit last sea­son when he was men­tioned for a pos­si­ble call up into the Eng­land U21 set up.

Bent­ley, who was born in Basil­don, has come up through the ranks at Roots Hall after a short loan spell with Brain­tree.

He is rated among the best young goal­keep­ers out­side the Premier League and Liver­pool have been keep­ing tabs on him since last sea­son.

Eng­land U21 boss Gareth South­gate has also had scouts watch him this sea­son.

Bent­ley has been in im­pres­sive form for Southend and they are keen for him to stay at least un­til the end of this cur­rent cam­paign.

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