Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle has revealed he has tried to sign Chelsea striker Carlton Cole on loan.
Hoddle is seeking to find cover for Carl Cort, Kenny Miller and George Ndah who are all out injured. Vio Ganea and youngster Leon Clarke are the Championship club's only fit strikers.
The Wanderers boss also revealed he is interested in highly-rated Wycombe striker Nathan Tyson.
'Tyson is one of five or six young players we have been monitoring and still are,' Hoddle told the club's website.
'Another was Carlton Cole. We had hoped Chelsea might let him come to us and sharpen up before they lose Didier Drogba in the African Nations Cup.'
Cole made seven appearances for Wolves on loan in the 2002/03 season, and has also spent longer spells at Charlton and Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, Wolves have signed former Liverpool trainee Paul Harrison on a two-month contract
The 20-year-old goalkeeper was released by the Anfield club last summer and will provide cover at Molineux with Matt Murray still recovering from a foot injury and Michael Oakes needing a scan on an ankle injury sustained in the defeat at Watford last Saturday.
On-loan Aston Villa keeper Stefan Postma made his debut at Brighton on Tuesday and looks set to continue in goal against Norwich tomorrow.