Milan striker Rafael Leão could be on the move this summer, amid interest from Wolves, according to a report by Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.
The Portuguese forward is a client of Jorge Mendes and the agent has held talks with the Milan hierarchy over his future.
It’s not a foregone conclusion that Leão will leave San Siro this summer, but it is possible.
And Wolves are one of the clubs credited with an interest should he depart.
They report that the Old Gold would be battling Marseille and Everton if Leão was on the market.
The influence of Mendes may help Wolves get the deal done and he is set for further talks with Paulo Maldini this week.
His asking price seems to be gradually coming down. In April, it was apparently £50 million.
In May, it was thought he could cost at least £30 million. Now, Maldini will consider an offer of 30 million euros (£25.7 million) according to this new report.
Would Wolves gamble big on another young striker?
The forward turned 22 last week and could well have a big future ahead of him.
That said, he only scored seven goals in all competitions last season and Wolves have already gambled big on one young striker – Fabio Silva.
Bruno Lage does prefer a 4-4-2 formation, which means buying a new striker might be needed next term.
The price is moving in the right direction but still isn’t cheap. It’ll be interesting to see how this week’s talks with Mendes play out.
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