Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has claimed that there has been no bid for Benik Afobe from Championship rivals Derby County.

The Rams, who are second in the Championship, have spent heavily this season in order to try and gain promotion to the Premier League after two years of bitter disappointment, and are allegedly lining up a move for the Wolves forward.

They will have to face off competition from Premier League sides Norwich City and Newcastle United, with Norwich in particular expressing heavy interest in the summer with a number of bids rejected, as both sides seek to stay in the top-flight.

However, Wolves boss Jackett has claimed that he hasn't had so much as a single phone call or message for his prize asset, as reported by the Derby Telegraph, and instead plans on making his side stronger by keeping Afobe and improving the players around him.

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"We've had no calls about Benik," Jackett said. "We haven't had a call from Derby, we haven't had an inquiry, we haven't had a bid.

"If it is coming, nothing's happened yet. We want to try to improve (the team) and move on if we can."

Derby splashed the cash in the summer and brought in £20m worth of talent, spending more than Premier League leaders Arsenal in the process. By and large, the recruitment drive has been a success as Derby as they find themselves in an automatic promotion position.

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That said, the Rams missed an excellent chance to go top of the division and instead find themselves four points behind leaders Middlesbrough after losing 2-0 to Boro in their most recent fixture.

Boro also have a chance to open up a seven point lead over Derby as they have a game in hand, while third place Hull City are just a point behind Paul Clement's side in third.