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Transfer deadline day: Wolves locked in negotiations with Metz over Boubacar Traore

Wolves are still hopeful of getting a deal for Boubacar Traore done today.

The club are reported by Sky Sports (live blog, 01/09, 2:35pm) to be locked in negotiations with FC Metz regarding a deadline transfer for the midfielder.

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Wolves are set to lose Leander Dendoncker, with Aston Villa having agreed a deal for his permanent transfer earlier today.

The Belgium international has been undergoing his medical this afternoon.

The deal should be announced later this evening.

Wolves fans are wondering if this will mean someone is coming in to replace the 27-year-old.

Well, Wolves are looking to land Traore from Metz, and Sky say talks have been going on ‘for some time’.

Wolves were actually linked with a move for Traore back in January of this year.

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He has been on the club’s radar for a while and it could be that he is finally announced as a Wolves player today.

But it is a race against time for Wolves

It is currently unclear as to what kind of fee Metz are looking for. But the claims at the start of this year were that Wolves were looking to make an £8 million swoop.

It would be a big risk for Wolves not to replace Dendoncker, Wanderers must land Traore

Surely Wolves sanctioning Dendoncker’s exit means they are expecting to replace him.

To press ahead with only three experienced midfield options in Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matheus Nunes would be a big risk.

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Traore seems to be the most likely replacement at the moment.

The talented youngster would be an exciting addition for Wanderers, and bring a bit more dynamism to the engine room.