Nico Elvedi will make a decision on a potential move to Wolverhampton Wanderers ‘in the next two weeks’ with the Premier League outfit hoping to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach defender.

If missing out on Alex Scott to Bournemouth was something the final straw for Julen Lopetegui – walking out the door after Wolves were priced out of a deal for his number one target (The Athletic) – the snail-pace discussions over Nico Elvedi will have done little to improve his mood.

A Wolves side keeping their purse-strings tightly drawn due to potential Financial Fair Play restrictions have been chasing Gladbach’s Switzerland international centre-half for much of the summer.

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According to the Rheinische Post, however, both sides remain poles apart in their valuation of Elvedi. Wolves feel £8 million should be enough; the former FC Zurich man out of contract in 2024.

Gladbach, however, are holding out for over £10 million.

Wolves still hope to sign Nico Elvedi

The good news is that this saga will be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Sporting director Roland Virkus insists that they will make a decision on Elvedi’s future soon. Ideally, before Wolves travel to Everton on August 26th.

“Nico has expressed a desire to move on after eight years,” Virkus tells BuliNews. “And we have said that we only want players who are 100 per cent committed.

“We are in discussions with clubs. A decision will be made in the next two weeks. I can’t give (an exact) date yet.”

Only two new signings

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Not including Matheus Cunha and Boubacar Traore – who’s loans were turned into permanent transfers – free-agents Matt Doherty and Tom King are the only new addition to the Wolves squad this summer.

A Wolves side now under former Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil are, however, under pressure to strengthen their defensive ranks. Craig Dawson, Toti Gomes and Max Kilman are currently the club’s only natural centre-half options.

Wolves take on Manchester United in their Premier League opener on Monday.

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