David Wagner has confidently brushed off suggestions Wolves may be about to pounce for Huddersfield Town’s leading scorer Nahki Wells.
Rumours of interest from Molineux have been circulating since Kenny Jackett’s club sold former Town loan man Benik Afobe to Bournemouth for £10m-plus.
Wagner is remaining cool on the subject, even though the 25-year-old Bermudian took his tally for the season to 10 in the 5-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.
As Wells prepares to face Fulham at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday – half way towards his season target of 20 goals and in prime form – the head coach is unruffled by questions about the future of the record £1.5m signing.
“I know Nahki is very, very happy here,” said Wagner.
“We are very happy with Nahki and I don’t have to hope this, I know this.
“If I, we and he likes to stay then he will stay.”
Saturday’s visitors Fulham and fellow London club QPR are also said to be admirers of Wells.
David Wagner on loan deals
Wagner says he has assurances from chairman Dean Hoyle that no deal on any player will be done without his approval.
The coach said previously: “This is something we have spoken about.
“No players will leave us in this window if I am not happy with the situation, so we feel protected.
“To be honest, if my players are targets of other clubs, I am happy, because it means they doing a good job and developing.
“Hopefully they will feel more confident if they are admired by others. For me, I am not worried or afraid.”