£18m star being ‘followed’ by European clubs at Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers star Adama Traore has been tracked by clubs across Europe while there is continued uncertainty over his Molineux future, respected Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has told GiveMeSport.

Wolves completed the £3.3million acquisition of West Ham United defender Craig Dawson on Sunday morning, but boss Julen Lopetegui could sanction further incomings and outgoings ahead of the fast-approaching transfer deadline.

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According to 90 minTraore is in talks with Serie A giants Atalanta and Napoli over a deal which would see him head to Italy in the summer.

The report suggests the winger has held discussions with the duo after entering the final six months of his £55,000-per-week Wolves deal, which means he is able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club, while Tottenham Hotspur remain admirers. .

Italian media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, via MailOnline, have revealed that Napoli have put a proposal worth £50,000-per-week, including bonuses, on the table as they step up their efforts to lure Traore to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Transfer insider Dean Jones recently told GiveMeSport that Leeds United may look to pounce if Wolves bring in a new wide-man before the end of the month, although it is likely that the Spain international will remain at Molineux until the season’s climax.

Lopetegui has insisted that Traore is fully committed to Wolves despite refusing to put pen-to-paper after previously holding extensive talks over fresh terms.

What has Rudy Galetti said about Traore?

Galetti understands that Traore has gained interest from numerous clubs across the continent after they have been alerted to his contract situation.

The journalist is aware that Serie A table-toppers Napoli are among the 26-year-old’s suitors and he has refused to rule out the possibility of a move away from the West Midlands before the transfer window slams shut.

Galetti told GiveMeSport: “There are some clubs in Europe that are following his situation.

“Napoli is one of them. There is nothing concrete, but they are just following his situation. Anything can happen ahead of the deadline, so let’s see.”

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Should Wolves sell Traore this month?

Wolves forked out a then-club record fee of £18million, per BBC Sportto lure Traore away from Championship side Middlesbrough in 2018.

But the former Aston Villa man has struggled for consistency at Molineux and found the back of the net 13 times, while racking up a further 18 assists, in 177 appearances.

Traore is still searching for his first goal contribution since Lopetegui moved into the Wolves hot seat, underlining his lack of productivity in the final third of the pitch.

He returned to the West Midlands in the summer, after Barcelona opted against taking advantage of a £29 million option to make his loan move permanent.

With it seeming unlikely that Traore will be signing a new contract, Wolves would be better off looking to cash-in during the final stages of the transfer window instead of potentially allowing him to walk away as a free agent in a matter of months.

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