TAYLOR MADE FOR WOLVES
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Colin Lee is desperate to replace Ade Akinbiyi, despite an impressive debut by Temuri Ketsbaia in Sunday`s draw with Sheffield Wednesday, as he strives to strengthen his attacking options.
Taylor is at the top of his list, with only a medical seemingly standing between the player and a move to Molineux, even though the 29-year-old is understood to have already undergone similar tests at Fratton Park.
The transfer will cost £1.65 million with Pompey set to lose out because of their inability to persuade Taylor to move to the South Coast.
Joe Royle is leaving the final decision up to the player, but he is settled with his wife and baby in Manchester, and would be reluctant to uproot his family.
Indeed, one option is for the striker to stay and fight for his place at Maine Road, despite the intense competition provided by new arrivals George Weah and Paulo Wanchope.
Wolves are still maintaining an interest in Saudi Arabian attacker Sami Al Jaber, and he should also be unveiled as a new signing at the First Division club this week, following the presence of Saudi`s Prince Khaled at the match at the weekend.
Al Jaber has impressed on trial with the Midlanders, and Lee is hoping to conclude negotiations within the next couple of days.