Wolverhampton Wanderers finished the last summer window without signing a new striker but made Matheus Cunha’s stay permanent, after initially signing him on loan from Atlético Madrid in January 2023.

Gary O’Neil’s side could have ended up with Viktor Gyökeres in the same window, according to today’s Record.

The striker’s fine displays for Coventry City last season attracted interest from several clubs, including Wolves.

The newspaper states the Premier League side offered the best conditions to the 25-year-old and even came close to securing his services.

It’s said Wolves were waiting for approval to release the money but that didn’t arrive since ‘Jeff Shi was out of the country’ and they were unable to complete the transfer.

This brief time-window allowed Sporting to act quickly, and they were able to go through the transfer motions with more ease.

The Lions are now reaping the rewards as the Sweden international has starred for them this season, scoring 36 goals and registering 14 assists from 39 games.

This has seen Gyökeres receive attention from top Premier League sides. Sporting have him on a deal with a €100m clause and they’re sticking to that.

Wolves are quite obviously out of the picture.