WOLVES TRY FOR DOUBLE SWOOP
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves boss Colin Lee is looking for a powerful target man to complement Temuri Ketsbaia and Michael Branch, and either Al Jaber or Taylor would fit the bill perfectly.
Al Jabber (pictured), 27, is a Saudi international and had a trial with Nottingham Forest last season, but returned home to Riyadh after failing to agree a deal.
However, Lee has been impressed with him in his recent spell, saying: "Sami has shown us enough to make us very interested.
"We have had a lengthy discussion with his agent and hope what we have proposed will be acceptable.
"I'm hoping and praying it will come off, but it would come down to whether his agent can persuade his club to agree."
Lee's comments would appear to hint that he is proposing some sort of loan deal as opposed to an outright transfer.
Meanwhile, Lee has had a £1.6 million bid for Taylor accepted by Manchester City, but they face a tough challenge form Portsmouth to acquire the former Gillingham man's services.
The 29-year-old is likely to be surplus to requirements in Manchester following the arrival of George Weah and Paolo Wanchope.
Also, Wolves have signed Frank Talia on a short-term deal as cover for injured keeper Mike Stowell.
Talia left Swindon at the end of last season and, after having a trial with Gillingham, has moved to Molineux until Stowell's ankle problem shows signs of abating.