Huddersfield Town could lose £8m Wells in January

Huddersfield Town could lose £8m Wells in January

Huddersfield Town look likely to offload Nahki Wells when the transfer window reopens in the New Year, after he rejected the offer of a new contract.

The 26-year-old joined the Terriers for a then club record fee of £1.5million in January 2014, and the former Bradford City has gone on to find good form at the John Smith’s Stadium. Last season he top scored with 17 goals in the Championship, and this term he has three to his name as David Wagner’s side look to launch a bid for promotion.

Although they have won just once in their last six outings, Huddersfield are fourth in the league table but they are now six points adrift on a top-two finish. If they are to end the campaign in a playoff position it looks increasingly likely they will have to do so without the services of Wells, who has rejected a new contract and the chance to become their highest earner.

The Bermuda international, who has five goals from nine appearances for his country, was a target for Aston Villa during the summer, but the Midlands club are no longer thought to be interested having signed Jonathan Kodjia for £15million instead. However, Championship rivals Fulham and Norwich City are said to be interested in the striker.

Although Wells remains under contract at Huddersfield until the summer of 2018, The Telegraph understand the club will look to cash in on him at the next opportunity rather than wait until the summer. And it is claimed they will seek a fee of £8million for his signature, a price which would represent a healthy profit on their outlay two years ago.

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