Wolverhampton Wanderers' search for a top-class striker looked to have ended last night after it emerged that they had agreed a fee with Spanish second division side Elche for the transfer of Poland international Tomasz Frankowski.
The Molineux side will reportedly pay £1.38 million to the Valencian club for the forward subject to the agreement of personal terms and the player passing a medical.
"We have reached an agreement with Wolver-hampton," an Elche spokesperson said. "We are satisfied with the offer the English club have made for the player and we have allowed Frankowski to begin negotiations to agree terms with Wolverhampton."
The 31-year-old arrived in Spain in the summer from Polish side Wisla Krakow and is under contract until 2008. He scored seven goals in helping his country qualify for the World Cup, including one against England at Old Trafford last autumn.
He has netted eight league goals this season to help Elche remain in mid-table in the second division.
Meanwhile, Sammy Clingan's Wolverhampton Wanderers career is over before it got started after the midfielder yesterday agreed a move to Nottingham Forest.
The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has joined Forest for a nominal fee and has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the City Ground despite his relative inexperience.
The 22-year-old never made a senior appearance at Molineux and played in fewer than 40 matches during two loan spells with Chesterfield but Forest manager Gary Megson sees something in the Belfast-born player.
Wolves will find out this week whether they will be able to retain Maurice Ross after his loan arrangement from Sheffield Wednesday expires tomorrow.
The club have made an offer for the remainder of the season but Ross is known to have attracted interest from other teams.