Barnsley: Wolves ace Davis not on Wilson’s radar

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Barnsley are NOT interested in signing Wolves midfielder David Davis, The Star can reveal.

Davis has been linked with a move to Oakwell having found himself surplus to requirements at Molineux for the forthcoming season.

But the Star understands that Davis is not one of Reds’ boss Danny Wilson’s targets.

Wilson has signed three new players ahead of the club’s first season back in League One, but the squad travel to Italy today for a week-long pre-season training camp.

And any potential business for new players is unlikely to happen until Wilson and his players are back from their overseas trip according to a senior Barnsley club source.

The Reds have played one friendly so far and were upset 2-0 by Conference side Halifax Town at the Shay on Saturday.

But tougher tests lie in wait with a friendly fixture against Torino planned for this Sunday.

And Wilson is also understood to be lining up another fixture, against tough opposition, earlier in the week to put his squad through their paces.

Wilson could make former Rotherham United and Sheffield United striker Will Hoskins his fourth signing of the summer, but the manager has yet to decide on whether he will offer the player a contract.

The 28-year-old hitman has been on trial with the Reds for 12 days and will be part of the squad in Italy this week.

As a free agent Hoskins could represent good value for money for the Reds, especially as they now have to adhere to the strict Salary Cost Management Protocol (SCMP) now they are in League One.

That means the club, who have had their revenue stream cut by 50 per cent from around £12 million to £6million can only spend 60 per cent of their turnover on wages.

“We’ve got to cut our cloth accordingly,” Wilson told The Star. “And that’s what we’ll do.”

But Wilson admits he needs reinforcements in readiness for the new season which is fast approaching on Saturday 9th August.

He admitted: “We’ve seen areas where we need to strengthen. We know we need someone for the right-back position, as well as looking at the midfield and striking options.”

Meanwhile, both new signing Kane Hemmings – who missed the weekend defeat to Halifax with an ankle injury – and centre-back Jean Yves-M’voto, who has a thigh injury, are both expected to travel with the squad to Italy today.