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Transfer deadline day: Wolves accept Aston Villa bid for Leander Dendoncker

Aston Villa have now reached an agreement with Wolves for the transfer of Leander Dendoncker.

According to the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel (live blog, 01/09, 11.03am), Villa had offered an initial £10 million for the Belgium international. The journalist then added that the bid has now been accepted by Wolves.

It had been reported last night that a number of Premier League clubs were showing interest in the star.

Apparently Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton have all been keen, with the latter having reportedly seen a bid rejected recently.

But it is seemingly Villa who are in pole position to land Dendoncker. Fabrizio Romano has added that personal terms are also sorted.

The 27-year-old has struggled for minutes so far in 2022/22. He started the first two Premier League games and actually impressed.

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But in the two Premier League games since the arrival of Matheus Nunes, he has been named on the bench. He did not feature in last night’s awful 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

Dendoncker cost Wolves around £12 million back in 2019 when he turned his loan move from Anderlecht permanent.

It would appear Wanderers are looking to recoup that outlay.

There is now word on what Villa would pay in add-ons at this stage.

Leander Dendoncker leaving might see Wolves sign Boubacar Traore

So it looks like Dendoncker will now leave Wolves today.

That is somewhat surprising given how Bruno Lage views him, and the fact the deadline is fast approaching.

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That Wolves are in talks to offload Dendoncker at this stage may well suggest there could be movement on Boubacar Traore.

Wolves have become linked with the FC Metz star again in recent days.

Potentially, Wolves negotiating with Villa to sell Dendoncker could mean youngster Traore will come in as his replacement.