Wolverhampton Wanderers’ transfer business this window looks far from over, but their pursuit of one target appears to be ruled out.
That is RB Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman – previously linked with a move to Molineux earlier this month, as reported by The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the former England U21 international is on the verge of joining Leicester City on a three-year contract.
The winger’s future did not look to remain in Germany. Until now, Lookman has not appeared in any of the club’s opening games in the Bundesliga this season.
Wolves fans seemed impressed with Lookman, despite his involvement in Fulham’s relegation last season – where he was at on loan.
The winger had also played for Everton and Charlton Athletic.
Wolves to give up on signing a winger?
Unless there is a late u-turn in this transfer saga, Wolves will have to approach new targets if they are looking for an addition out wide.
That being said, any move on transfer deadline day would represent a gamble.
After this latest development, it may be a bet Wolves are not willing to take. Especially, if they decide to prioritise other positions.
Wolves are now reportedly in talks to sign Portuguese international Renato Sanches and are also looking at signing a centre-back.
The current crop of attacking talents at Molineux have also looked revitalised under new head coach Bruno Lage.
Sky Sports reported on Sunday during their Super Sunday coverage that Wolves have created the joint-most chances in open-play this campaign.
Additionally, it looks less likely that Adama Traore will depart. Therefore, Wolves may be better suited to focus elsewhere.