Newcastle and Crystal Palace are keen on a January swoop for Wolves defender Rayan Ait-Nouri in January, according to Jeunes Footeux.

Ait-Nouri has been flying since coming into the team to replace Marcal for the 1-1 draw at Leeds and has not looked back since.

He offers Wolves attacking thrust down the left hand side but has also been solid against some of the top players in the league.


Injury forced him off near the end of the weekend loss to Liverpool, with Mo Salah setting up the winner when free from his shackles in stoppage time.

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Ait-Nouri has a contract until 2026 and Angers have a 50 per cent sell-on clause so it should take enormous money to sign him in January.

Newcastle have that sort of cash but are unlikely to spend it on a young left back when the spine of their team needs strengthening to clamber away from the relegation zone.

Palace’s interest is even harder to justify; they have Tyrick Mitchell and not huge cash to spend.

Here is how the report went down with some Wolves fans on Twitter, just days after Paris Saint-Germain were linked with Ait-Nouri.

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