Reported Wolves target Martin Braithwaite is close to a move to West Ham, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Sport claim that the Denmark international is in advanced talks over a move to the London Stadium.

They report that a 15 million euro (£12.8 million) switch is on the cards, amid Barcelona’s financial difficulties.

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Personal terms are the biggest remaining hurdle, and the report does acknowledge that there are other sides waiting in the wings if they don’t get agreed.

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How interested are Wolves?

There was the initial report earlier this month which stated Wolves were among the clubs chasing the Dane.

But after that, Braithwaite’s agent spoke out about Jorge Mendes and rubbished the Wolves links.

 

That will likely please some Wolves fans as the initial response to the rumour was that Braithwaite wouldn’t be a good signing.

And Wolves need a new central defender and a midfielder more than they need a striker.

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On the other hand, West Ham have needed a new frontman since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.

They only have Michail Antonio as a striking option and had to play loanee Jesse Lingard up there when the former Nottingham Forest man got injured towards the end of the season.

So it’s not too surprising not to see Wolves at the front of the queue as Braithwaite gets set to move.

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