Wolves officially interested in giant French defender
Wolves have reportedly made an offer of 15 million euros to sign Stade de Reims defender Axel Disasi according to L’equipe.
The 6ft3 central defender has been watched by numerous clubs and is attracting interest from a lot of elite clubs in Europe. The defender is extremely highly rated in France.
The 22-year-old’s contract expires in the summer of 2021 and Express and Star Wolves correspondent Joe Edwards later today confirmed that Wolves are interested in Axel Disasi but it’s thought that there has been no bid made from the club – however they are keeping extremely close tabs on him.
Disasi has been solid at Reims and has helped the club to the best defensive record in Ligue 1 – conceding just 21 goals in 28 games before the coronavirus pandemic prematurely ended the season.
Reims president Jean-Pierre Calliot has recently said that the Premier League is the most likely destination for Disasi.
Fosun target Chinese forward
Wolves are reportedly in talks to sign Espanyol forward Wu Lei. Negotiations between Wolves and the Chinese international are said to be underway as Wolves hope to bolster their front line according to Marca.
Wu Lei played against Wolves in both legs of the Europa League Round of 32 when Wolves beat Espanyol 6-3 on aggregate. Despite the scoreline, Wu Lei did look a sharp player and was arguably Espanyol’s standout player in the first leg at Molineux.
Fosun are desperate to land a marquee Chinese signing and Wu Lei ticks all the boxes in that regard. Wu Lei could be a great fit for Wolves as he can play across the front three and would more than likely not be too fussed about being a backup for Raul Jimenez.
The Chineseman has struggled for goals in Spain but was prolific in front of goal for Shangai SIPG.
Wolves linked with legendary defender
Wolves are reportedly looking into the prospect of making a contract offer for PSG captain Thiago Silva.
The 35-year-old will leave the Parisians on a free this summer & Wolves are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in defender’s signature according to 90min.
Silva is reportedly on over £200,000 p/w at PSG and would have to take a drastic pay cut to if he were to join Wolves. The Brazilian defender has still been a top performer for the Parisians this season despite his age.
Thiago Silva has played 36 times this season in all competitions and is one of Brazil’s most capped players with 89 caps.
Bringing in a player of Silva’s experience and calibre would be a huge coup for Wolves but it remains to be seen if the deal works financially for both parties. We suspect it won’t.
Gueye brushes off transfer rumours
Reported Wolves target Idrissa Gana Gueye has brushed off transfer rumours linking him with a move back to England.
The Senegalese midfielder told Emedia : “I’m used to these rumours. For each transfer window, it’s like that for me. Even in January, six months after I arrived at PSG, I was already linked to Chelsea, so I’m used to it.”
However, question marks still surround Gueye’s future as more and more rumours surface each day.