Benik Afobe
Arsenal striker Benik Afobe (R) is close to completing a permanent move to Championship club WolvesGetty

Arsenal striker Benik Afobe is close to completing a permanent move to Wolves, after manager Keeny Jackett confirmed the club were in advanced talks with the striker.

The England U21 striker, who is in the final-year of his contract with the Gunners, is currently on a season-long loan with League One side MK Dons. The north London club are cancelling the deal in order to complete his move to Wolves during the January transfer window.

Afobe has been in impressive form for the League One club, having scored 19 goals in 30 appearances this season, including a brace against Manchester United in the League Cup.

The Arsenal forward has been with the club since the age of six, but has failed to make a single appearance in the first-team despite being a prolific goal scorer in the youth side. He has spent most of the recent seasons out on loan, having had spells with Huddersfield, Bolton, Reading and Milwall.

"He might be (coming in) and we will see how the weekend has gone. Over this weekend the medical should be completed," Jackett told Sky Sports following Wolves' 1-0 win over Blackburn on Sunday.

The manager also revealed that they are looking to be busy during the January transfer window, but hinted that they will look to sign younger players, who can improve the team.

"Like a lot of sides we want to be busy in January and, if we can, make key signings that are going to improve us."

"I don't think we will be bringing in high volume but we do want players who are the right age that can improve us," the Wolves manager explained.