Wolves and Newcastle United look set to battle it out for the signature of West Brom striker Salomon Rondon this summer.
The Venezuela international hitman spent last season on loan with the Magpies and impressed, scoring 11 Premier League goals to help keep the Tynesiders in England’s top division.
With West Brom still in the Championship following their failure to win promotion via the play-offs, it seems likely that the 29-year-old will ply his trade away from the Hawthorns once again in 2019-20.
There will doubtless be many suitors but Newcastle appear to be in pole position after his exploits at St James’ Park last term.
However, Wolves have also been linked and can offer the South American European football after their seventh-placed finish earned a spot in the Europa League.
The West Midlanders appear to be a club going places under Nuno Espirito Santo while the ongoing takeover saga at the north-east outfit means that a permanent switch to the black and white might not be that appealing.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benítez said on the player: “I was really pleased for him and for us. It’s congratulations to him because he did so well. He helped the team to stay up.
“His situation depends on West Brom so we will see what happens with them. We will have time to talk about his future.”
Newcastle are 6.00 to be relegated next season while Wolves are priced at 19.00 to finish in the top four. West Brom are 11.00 to win the Championship but are likely to have to do it without Rondon.