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Burnley target Vokes to leave Wolves
WOLVES have invited offers for Sam Vokes, after telling the striker he has been put up for sale.
Following talks with manager Stale Solbakken the 22-year-old has been made available for around £500,000 with the newly relegated club keen to reduce their attacking numbers.
Wolves had 11 strikers on their books before the weekend, when Leigh Griffiths joined Hibernian on loan until January.
The Midlands club is now ready to offload Vokes, who is well known to Burnley boss Eddie Howe having previously working under him at Bournemouth and Burnley, where he spent two months on loan last season, scoring two goals in nine appearances.
The Wales international also spent the last three months of last season on loan with Brighton, who are also expected to be interested in snapping up the targetman.
“For Sam I think it’s best to find a new challenge,” said Solbakken.
“I’ve spoken to him about that and we’ve had an honest, open discussion.
“If an offer is right and Sam is happy and we’re happy, he’ll be allowed to leave on a permanent basis.
“We haven’t had any offers to date but just had an open chat with Sam about what’s best for him and for us.”
Vokes has scored nine goals in 59 games for Wolves, but has made only four league starts since his £300,000 move from Bournemouth in June 2008.
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