Wolverhampton Wanderers appear unlikely to be signing Renato Sanches.
The Lille midfielder was a loan target for the club, who have been in talks with the French club today.
Excitement has quickly turned to disappointment, with Sky Sports claiming the two teams could not reach an agreement.
That was the extent of their information.
But now Mais Futebol provide a little bit more insight.
They claim Wolves balked at the demands of Lille when it came to the option to buy clause.
Apparently, last year’s Ligue 1 winners wanted in excess of €30 million (£26 million).
Wolves could not accept that and walked away as a result.
Following the apparent failure to land Sanches, Wolves are now considering making a move for Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury.
Ridiculous if true
If a £26 million buy option is going to be the reason for Wolves not signing Sanches, then that is madness.
Mais Futebol do say ‘option’, not ‘obligation’, so Wolves wouldn’t even need to pay any money if he didn’t perform.
Sanches has turned his career around after the lows of his Swansea City loan, and would have been a great addition.
He could have brought some much-needed dynamism to the engine room.
Potentially, this could be one of Fosun’s worst transfer calls if the information from Sanches’ homeland is correct.