Chelsea utility man linked with Wolves
Wolves are reportedly among clubs interested in Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu.
A number of Italian clubs such as Empoli, Spezia and Cremonese are also interested but the defender wants more ‘clarity’ over his future and not just a loan deal with no option according to reports coming out of Italy.
Still only 21-years-of-age, Amapdu has played in both the Premier League and Serie A for Sheffield United and Venezia – where he featured as mostly a central midfielder for the Italian side.
Ampadu is versatile and can also play at right back and occasionally centre back. The Welsh international was one of the most promising players to come out of the EFL after he signed for Chelsea from Exeter, aged 16.
He currently has two years left on his deal.
Wolves interested in Traore but reports stating a deal is close are wide of the mark
FC Metz midfielder Boubacar Traore wants to join Wolves.
It’s said that his entourage have agreed with the salary conditions offered by Wolves and his transfer could be finalised in the coming days according to reports coming out of Metz.
However, Liam Keen has since reported that Wolves are aware and do have an interest in Traore but news that a bid has been made is wide of the mark.
The same news outlet has since replied to Liam Keen – insisting he is a liar.
Traore was one of the best performing midfielders for his age last season in terms of ball winning and ball progression qualities.
Wolves continue to be linked with 6-foot-6 striker
Wolves have reportedly opened with a ‘low offer’ for Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque according to Alan Nixon.
It’s said Wolves have offered around £10m but will have to almost double it if they want to sign the Frenchman.
Other reports from France suggest wolves have bid around €12m but Strasbourg want €15m.
Express and Star reporter Liam Keen has since ruled out the signing of Ajorque and has reported that Wolves have submitted no offers for the French forward but they are aware of him.
Rayan Ait Nouri still a target for Manchester City
More news has broken that suggests that Manchester City’s interest in Rayan Ait Nouri is genuine according to the Telegraph.
It had previously been reported that City were looking at the player but had opted to try and sign Marc Cucurella – who has now signed for Chelsea.
The sale of Cucurella should inflate Ait Nouri’s valuation and it’s worth remembering that Wolves will owe Angers a percentage of the fee if he is sold. Wolves do have the option to buy Angers out of the clause.