Wolves have rejected the chance to sign Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to reports in Italy.

Siamo La Roma claim that Jose Mourinho tried to include Diawara in the deal to sign Rui Patricio earlier this summer.

But Wolves rejected that opportunity. He has also been offered to Arsenal, but they’ve said no too.

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That’s left Roma struggling to offload the player ahead of Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

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Wolves and Diawara have history

This isn’t the first time Diawara and Wolves have been mentioned in the same breath. Far from it.

He was consistently a target during Nuno Espirito Santo’s reign at Molineux.

Wolves were first linked with Diawara ahead of the winter transfer window in January 2019.

But the asking price was apparently £35 million, which meant the interest didn’t go anywhere.

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Then there were links again in the summer of 2019, but the player apparently turned Wolves down.

 

So that’s at least twice Nuno tried to bring him to Molineux.

There was also a report from earlier this summer, which said Wolves wanted Diawara but he still wasn’t keen.

That doesn’t quite tally with this latest report. But the upshot is, it’s another window where Diawara to Wolves is mooted and doesn’t happen.

Diawara is a tough-tackling, technically able holding midfielder who is still just 24, which means he has plenty of room to get better.

On paper, that sounds pretty ideal for Wolves this summer. But Bruno Lage, Diawara or maybe both aren’t keen and the wait for a new midfielder goes on.

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