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Wolves in battle to keep prize asset Benik Afobe as Hull go top

By Staff Reporter

Wolves, who lost 3-2 at home to QPR despite leading 2-0 midway through the first half, have insisted Benik Afobe is not for sale after he was linked with Norwich.

Afobe opened the scoring on 17 minutes and Kevin McDonald added a second before Charlie Austin scored once and Matt Phillips netted twice.

The club issued a statement to reiterate the striker will be staying at Molineux beyond the transfer window.

While the club have not addressed the Canaries link directly, they insisted their prized asset will not leave.

A statement read: "Neither Benik nor any of Wolves' first team forward players will be sold this season.

"Benik has developed into a player of key importance to Wolves and the club's plans for this campaign.

"Wolves have previously resisted the opportunity to sell other key first team players in this and other recent transfer windows. As far as the club is concerned there is no need for any further comments or speculation about this issue."

Afobe scored 32 goals last season, 13 for Wolves after joining from Arsenal for around £2million in January.

He netted 19 times on loan at MK Dons in the first half of the last campaign and has scored twice in three games already this season.

Hull joined Ipswich at the top with a 2-1 home win over Fulham.

Bristol City and Leeds drew 2-2, while Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1.

In League One, Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg scored the opening goal, a penalty, in Wigan's 3-0 home win over Scunthorpe.

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