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Reports: Wolves targeting January deal for Hwang

RB Salzburg v Liverpool FC: Group E - UEFA Champions League

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 10: Hee-Chan Hwang of FC Salzburg in action during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

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According to reports in both England and Germany, Wolves are looking to sign FC Salzburg forward Hee-Chan Hwang in the January transfer window and have made moves to complete a deal.

The Sky Sports report, released Saturday, states that the club is after Hwang on a deal of around $30 million. A deal would mean that the Austrian club would lose the third member of its attacking trio, after Erling Haaland and Takumi Minamoto both agreed to deals seeing them leave the club.

The Hamburger Morgenpost, meanwhile, reports that there are “many indications” that a deal will be agreed upon between the two clubs for the aforementioned fee.

A 23-year-old South Korean international, Hwang has been fabulous this season for Red Bull Salzburg, scoring nine goals and assisting 12 others across Austrian Bundesliga and Champions League play. He joined the club from fellow Austrian side FC Liefering in 2015, and went out on loan last season at Hamburg SV, although he struggled to stay fit during that spell. He returned to Austria a new player, breaking out this year alongside Haaland and Minamino, who have completed deals to Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool respectively.

According to the Sky Sports report, there is still interest in Hwang from Germany, Spain and Italy, meaning a deal with Wolves is not yet imminent, but the Premier League side seems to be the frontrunner at this stage. Should he move to Monlieux, Hwang would join an improving Wolves attack that includes Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, and Diogo Jota. Nuno’s side has lost two of its last four, but scoring goals has not been the problem, with 10 strikes over their last six games, although they were blanked by Liverpool the last time out.

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