Wolves winger Adama Traore is still unwilling to sign a new contract at Molineux.
According to Express & Star, the 25-year-old’s position is unchanged, and he won’t be agreeing to fresh terms with the club.
The club have had no new conversations with the player about him extending, and he has no intention of doing so.
Traore’s existing deal expires next summer.
Given his position, speculation has been rife that the club will seek to sell him in this window to avoid losing him for even less in January, or nothing next summer.
Reports earlier this week suggested Wanderers would take £10 million for him.
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But whether Bruno Lage would want him to be sold now after Chiquinho’s injury is another thing.
The youngster is facing around six months on the sidelines after injuring his ACL against Burnley last weekend.
Potentially, his absence creates more of a need for someone like Traore, who is also currently injured.
The star went to Alicante carrying a hamstring injury, and he left the camp to go for a scan in Barcelona. The club are currently waiting for news. It is thought the issue is not serious.
Wolves may be better served keeping Traore, despite unchanged contract situation
It is a shame Traore’s situation is what it is. It seems clear that he is simply not going to extend.
It is now a question of at what point Traore leaves the club.
Given the asking price that has been mentioned, one wonders if it is now just better for Wolves to keep Traore until the end of his contract.
Ultimately, Traore is totally unique and hugely dangerous.
His end product still leaves a lot to be desired, but he’s a handful and gives Wolves something different.
The Express & Star state that Traore has always remained professional despite the stance he has over his contract, so there’d be no risk of him ‘downing tools’ or anything like that.