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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.