Pool battle Wolves for wing star

Barnsley's Adam Hammill

Barnsley's Adam Hammill

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BLACKPOOL are in direct competition with Wolves to sign Adam Hammill.

The 22-year-old Barnsley wideman is set to leave Oakwell this month, with Premier League clubs well aware of a clause in Hammill’s contract allowing him to move for £500,000.

The Seasiders will meet the asking price and are understood to have talked with Hammill and his agent.

It now comes down to agreeing personal terms, and with Wolves also understood to have put a lucrative wage offer on the table Hammill must decide where he wants to play his football.

“I am no closer to bringing any new players in,” Pool boss Ian Holloway said after the West Brom game. “I have been concentrating on the game. Now we have a week without a midweek game, I will talk to the chairman and see where we are.”

The Seasiders are pondering whether to go back in for Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The Plymouth frontman’s move to Reading fell through when he failed a medical last week.

Wright-Phillips is believed to have a knee problem that requires at least two months rest.

Pool could attempt to sign him now or wait until summer, when Wright-Phillips will be out of contract and available on a free transfer.