Journalist: Wolves set to miss out on signing of international striker

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Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is set to stay at the club this summer despite interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including Wolves, PA Sport journalist Nick Mashiter has reported.

Pukki scored 11 goals in 36 league appearances in his debut Premier League campaign last season, but was unable to prevent Norwich from suffering an immediate relegation back to the Championship.

Consequentially, it now seems as though interest is emerging in Pukki from the top-flight of English football this summer, although it appears that is unlikely to materialise into anything more.

According to Mashiter’s latest update, Wolves, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Leeds and West Brom have all been interested in a move for Pukki this summer.

However, it is thought that the Finland international will not be leaving Norwich in the current transfer window, despite the level of interest he is attracting.

There are currently two years remaining on Pukki’s contract with Norwich, securing the 30-year-old’s future at Carrow Road until the end of the 2021/22 season.

This is an interesting for Wolves, who might feel slightly surprised they have not been able to bring Pukki to Molineux this summer, given the respective positions of the two clubs.

Pukki could have provided some useful cover for Raul Jimenez upfront for Nuno’s side, and given the varying physical attributes of the two players, he could certainly have offered something different for them.

However, there may have also been some concern about the fact that Pukki did not score in the Premier League after January, meaning missing out on the Norwich man may not be the worst thing for Wolves given the amount they have already spent in the transfer window.

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