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Now Huddersfield eyeing Wolves forward Cav after Fulham interest

Wolves forward Ivan Cavaleiro continues to attract interest, with Huddersfield the latest club linked with him.

Fellow relegated Premier League club Fulham are believed to be in pole position to land the 24-year-old forward, who has been made available for transfer by head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

www.wolvesbite.com first reported Fulham’s interest last month, but the Terriers have reportedly joined the race to sign the Portuguese attacker.

Huddersfield are keen to boost their scoring options on their return to the Championship after registering just 22 goals last season as they finished bottom of the top flight.

Cavaleiro certainly knows where the goal is, and knows the second tier as well, having netted nine times in 42 League appearances to finish as the club’s third top scorer as they stormed to the Championshp title in 2017-18. He scored five times in 31 Championship appearances the previous campaign, when 14 of those outings were as a substitute.

Huddersfield signed Karlan Grant from Charlton for £2m in January but it is thought that the attack will be one of the main areas boss Jan Siewert will look to strengthen over the summer.

Cavaleiro joined Wolves two years ago for £7m from Monaco, but Nuno is already looking at forward targets and wants Albion’s Salomon Rondon and Liverpool’s £10m-rated youngster Rafael Camacho.

The 24-year-old won the Portuguese league with Benfica in 2013-14 while the club also finished runners-up in the Europa League.

As well as chasing Cavaleiro, Fulham have identified Dwight Gayle and Britt Assombalonga as possible replacements for Aleksandar Mitrovic if the Serb leaves Craven Cottage.

Mitrovic is expected to exit Fulham this summer, with West Ham and Crystal Palace both interested in the 24-year-old, while the Cottagers have more room for forward replacements after releasing Ryan Babbel.

Newcastle striker Gayle is available after scoring 24 goals on loan for Albion last season. The 28-year-old has returned to St James’ Park because of the Baggies’ refusal to pay his £60,000-a-week wages in the Championship after they failed to win promotion at the first attempt.

Assombalonga’s future at Middlesbrough is up in the air after their failure to go up and he is also attracting interest from Premier League new boys Sheffield United.