Leeds United have apparently made a £30 million bid to sign Adama Traore from Wolves.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Duncan Castles has made the claim.

Leeds were linked with Traore back in December and Elland Road director of football Victor Orta worked with the Spaniard during their time at Middlesbrough.

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And apparently, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have actually firmed up their interest into a bid.

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“The offer that I’m told Wolves have had proposed to them from another Premier League club comes from Leeds United,” he said.

“They were prepared to pay an initial £30 million for Adama, who is well-known to Victor Orta, who signed him from Aston Villa when he was at Middlesbrough a few years back,”

“My guidance is that Adama isn’t interested in moving there.

 

“He sees himself rather than making a sideways move, he wants to move to a club with Champions League status or at least a realistic chance of making the Champions League soon.”

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Traore doesn’t want the move

The headline news for Wolves fans here is that Traore doesn’t want the move to Elland Road.

That’s a major positive. Leeds clearly like Traore; the £30 million would be a club record fee if it was accepted.

But if Traore doesn’t want to go there, then the move won’t happen. That means Wolves can focus on trying to sort his contract situation.

Castles also confirmed reports from earlier this week that Nuno Esprito Santo would take Traore at Tottenham at the right price.

But they’re not in the Champions League either. And will Daniel Levy really put up a big offer which would make Wolves think? He certainly doesn’t do it very often, and Traore clearly isn’t itching to leave Wolves at all costs.

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