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Leeds reportedly eyeing Wolves winger Adama Traore

Leeds United are said to be interested in a potential January move for Wolves star Adama Traore.

90min have claimed the West Yorkshire outfit are keen on the Spain international, who has had a difficult start to the 2020/21 so far.

Traore is yet to score or assist in 15 appearances this term, and has sometimes been overlooked to start games by Nuno Espirito Santo, who has preferred the likes of Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence.

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90min say Traore is considering leaving Wolves as a result of his lack of starts of late, and that Leeds could pounce and provide him with a new platform.

It’s explained the Whites stand to have ‘another £50m pumped into the club as the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers seek closer ties, and are prepared to increase their existing 10% stake to 25%’.

The report adds Wolves could demand more than double what they paid Middlesbrough for him in 2018 (£18 million, BBC Sport), pushing any potential deal north of £40 million.

Traore going nowhere

Traore may not be having the best of seasons, but him moving to Leeds next month for a fee in the region of £40 million is surely very unlikely.

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Only recently Nuno was backing him to come good, suggesting he still sees the ex-Barcelona man as an important player in his squad.

We have seen the destruction he is capable of, and the club are unlikely to ship him out just because he’s had a few poor months.

It’s not out of the question Traore could push for a move, but Wolves are in a strong position over their asset, who is tied to the club until 2023.