​Forgotten man Stefano Okaka looks to be heading for the exit door in the January transfer window, with Championship leaders ​Wolverhampton Wanderers leading the chase in acquiring his services. 

According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, Wolves were interested in signing the 28-year-old as recently as this summer, but the striker rebuffed their advances in a bid to fight for his place in Marco Silva's side.

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Okaka has struggled for game time this season, only featuring twice in the ​Premier League for the Hornets and scoring a solitary goal, the opening goal in ​Watford's 3-3 draw against ​Liverpool on the opening day of the season. 

Wolves meanwhile are flying high at the top of the ​Championship following the arrival of new manager Nuno Santo in the summer from Portuguese side FC Porto. 

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Currently four points clear at the summit, Santo is keen to add bodies to his squad to keep their momentum going into the second half of the season, with Italian forward Okaka identified as a key target to help take some of the pressure of the club's leading scorer Leo Bonatini once the transfer window reopens in January.   

With Okaka appearing to be frozen out of the first team picture, this is a move that could suit all parties, although it is unclear as to whether the move would be an initial loan or permanent transfer. 

Santo meanwhile has been nominated for this month's Championship Manager of the Month award as he continues to make a name for himself in his first season of English football.