Owen Otasowie has rejected a new contract at Wolves, according to the Telegraph.

They report that he has just a year remaining on his existing deal but there was ‘no breakthrough’ in talks over a new one.

They claim that the midfielder has interest from Germany and Belgium in the shape of Wolfsburg and Anderlecht.

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Wolfsburg could offer Champions League football after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

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The report claims that £6 million could be enough to sign Otasowie this summer.

Absent in pre-season

Otasowie has played just 14 minutes of pre-season and we wondered last week why that was.

Then a report came out that he is struggling with a hamstring problem, which seemed to explain it.

 

But now this report casts fresh doubt and raises the question of whether the midfielder will still be a Wolves player by the time the transfer window closes.

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The report doesn’t say why talks broke down. Maybe Otasowie wants greater assurances over playing time.

Maybe it’s a financial thing. We just don’t know at this stage.

If Wolfsburg can offer him the chance to play regularly in a side playing in the Champions League, he’ll give that serious thought.

But Wolves’ midfield is already looking slightly thin going into the season and losing a promising young option from the engine room wouldn’t be ideal.

We’ll see how this one develops before the window closes at the end of the month.

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