Wolves to splash out with Gardner, Johnson and Kilgallon all on the radar

05 January 2010 04:04

Target: Craig Gardner

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey says the club have made 'one or two bids'for players as they aim to bring in new blood during the January transferwindow.

Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner, Sheffield United central defender MatthewKilgallon and Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson are on Wolves manager MickMcCarthy's radar.

McCarthy is mindful of bolstering his squad to help Wolves build on a promisingstart to their first campaign back in the top flight.

They entered the new year lying in 15th spot with 19 points from 20 games.

Moxey said: 'We have made one or two bids for permanent signings and startedthe process to hopefully add a couple of players.

'We're always hopeful but it's never easy and there's nothing doing at themoment because nothing is straightforward on any deal and everyone has to bepatient.

'We will not divulge targets, but after consultation with Mick, I've made anumber of enquiries over the last week and we would hope to try to bring in oneor two players.

'We've made some bids and we hope we can add Premier League experience.

'We will continue to strive to formulate a squad containing two high qualityplayers for every position. But we will try to do business for what we believe is the right player at theright price.' 

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Johnson's qualities have been admired by McCarthy for some time and the22-year-old has already netted 10 goals during the current campaign.

And Villa boss Martin O'Neill has admitted he may struggle to keep hold ofGardner who is desperate to play first team football and is also a target forBirmingham.

Wolves have already added £750,000 to their transfer pot following the sale ofNeil Collins to Preston on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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Source: Daily_Mail