Wolves are chasing Chinese hotshot Wu Lei, according to reports.

Spanish news outlet Marca claim that Wanderers are in talks with the striker over a permanent move.

The 28-year-old forward boasts a prolific goalscoring record in the Chinese Super League – the second best of all time – netting 151 times in 296 top flight appearances for former club Shanghai SIPG.

He also holds the record of being the youngest player to feature in a Chinese Super League game, at the age of just 14 years and 287 days.

Such fertile form saw him earn a move to La Liga side Espanyol in 2019, but the China international has featured only a handful of times for the Barcelona-based club.

Wu is under contract at Espanyol until January 2021, leaving him free to talk to clubs across Europe from the summer.

The striker played at Molineux earlier this season, when Espanyol met Wolves in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.

However, with the financial impact of coronavirus on Premier League sides expected to cost clubs a combined £500m, Wolves may opt to wait for the striker to become a free agent rather than paying a fee in the upcoming transfer window.

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