Wolves wanted to sign Mohammed Kudus on loan in the summer – and the star has now been given a new £40 million asking price.
The 20-year-old lit up the World Cup in Qatar for Ghana before their exit from the competition a few days ago.
The Black Stars failed to get out of their group, eventually finishing bottom with three points.
They needed only a draw against Uruguay in their last game. But they lost 2-0, with South Korea beating Portugal 2-1, meaning it was the Asian nation that went through as runners-up.
It was disappointment for Ghana, but they gave a good account of themselves and can be proud.
Kudus can be especially pleased with his showings in Qatar. The Ajax star was a real livewire across the three games, showcasing his fantastic pace and dribbling.
The link came at a time when Kudus was inexplicably struggling for game time right at the start of the season.
Wolves were supposedly ready to open talks with Ajax about a possible switch to Molineux.
In the end though he stayed put, and Ajax have reaped the rewards of that. He’s already scored 10 goals for the Dutch giants so far this term.
According to The Sun, Ajax have now placed a £40 million asking price on Kudus following World Cup exploits.
He is open to a move to the Premier League, but he wants to join a club that can offer Champions League football.
Wolves have missed the boat with Mohammed Kudus, as £40 million asking price is revealed
So, Ajax would be looking for £40 million to sell Kudus.
That is actually a surprisingly low valuation, considering his potential and the power of the World Cup shop window.
But it is likely still too much for Wolves to pay, if there was any lingering interest in the player.
Even if Wolves did have the finances, a move for Kudus would still be highly unlikely given the line about wanting Champions League football.
That is obviously something Wolves cannot offer.
Who knows how close Wolves came to signing Kudus on loan in the summer. But the boat has most definitely been missed,