Wolverhampton Wanderers may have a battle on their hands if they want to sign Edmond Tapsoba this summer.

The Bayer Leverkusen central defender was linked with the club back in March, with the Daily Express claiming the 22-year-old was in Fosun’s sights.

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Edmond Tapsoba (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Burkina Faso international has been hugely impressive since joining the German club in January 2020.

His consistency ultimately helped Leverkusen to a sixth-placed finish, and they ended the campaign with the third-best defensive record behind RB Leipzig and Wolfsburg.

The Express said in their report that the star has a £44 million release clause.

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Edmond Tapsoba (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

According to a fresh report from TMW, a new club has entered the picture for Tapsoba in the form of Arsenal.

 

The Gunners are bidding farewell to David Luiz and are seemingly looking to bolster their backline.

Wolves must beat Gunners

If true, Arsenal registering their interest in Tapsoba is bad news for Wolves.

The star, who is represented by former Portugal midfielder Deco, has massive potential and is very much the modern-day central defender in that, he can pass out from the back with confidence as well as defend well.

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Edmond Tapsoba (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

He’d likely make a huge difference to Wolves’ defence, which was alarmingly shaky throughout 2020/21.

If there is indeed any interest from Fosun as was claimed back in March, and also just before his move to Germany by O Jogo, then it might be time for them to step up their pursuit before Arsenal get too involved.

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