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Sporting director dismisses reported Wolves talks over Isak Bergmann Johannesson

Wolverhampton Wanderers were reported to be in talks with IFK Norrkoping to sign starlet Isak Bergmann Johannesson.

Expressen had claimed a deal worth up to €6.5 million/£5.5 million was being negotiated by the two clubs.

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18-year-old Johannesson has been really impressing in Sweden, and it’s been said previously (Aftonbladet) he’s on the radar of a number of big clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus.

In 35 games for Norrkoping’s first-team, Icelandic international Johannesson has scored four goals and tabled 13 assists in what is a very impressive return for such a young player.

But the reports of negotiations between the two clubs have been dismissed by Norrkoping’s sporting director.

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Patrik Jönsson told NT (relayed by Fotbollskanalen) said: “No, there are no ongoing negotiations [with Wolves].

“Of course we want to play with the best players and keep as many of them as possible. But we realize that there may be interest in some and then you have to consider letting go in such cases if it is at the right price and the players themselves want and so on.

“There are many parameters that must be matched.”

Perhaps there has been some initial contact by Wolves, but it doesn’t sound like any progress is being made

Johannesson looks a fine young talent

Some Wolves fans will be dismissive of links to Johannesson due to his age.

But ideally Wolves will be able get him in addition to some experienced, quality players this summer.

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Johannesson looks to be a good technician, and he is left-footed which is always handy, especially with Ruben Neves, Leander Dendoncker and Joao Moutinho all being right-footed.

Clearly he has a lot about him to be piquing the interest of other big clubs, and £5.5 million could be shrewd business.