Wolves' Adama Traore now at centre of four-way transfer battle
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Wolves' Adama Traore now at centre of four-way transfer battle

Wolves winger Adama Traore is reportedly now at the centre of a transfer battle between several teams.

AC Milan have reportedly now joined the hunt according to Milan Web.

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For a number of weeks, Napoli have been linked with the Spaniard.

Supposedly, they see him as a potential replacement for Hirving Lozano who, like Traore at Molineux, is out of contract in the summer.

Milan Web also suggest that Juventus have their sights set on the player.

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui has been on record as saying he wants Traore to stay at Molineux, and that the club is working on it.

The manager recently called Traore ‘a very special player’.

But the club have put forth a number of offers to the 27-year-old and there has been no indication he will extend.

Traore has been with Wolves since 2018 when he joined from Middlesbrough for £18 million. The whole time he has been with Wolves, he has been on the same contract.

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Many players have come in after him on higher wages. And he has seen several players be given extensions and be given more money.

It’s been reported previously that Wolves did offer Traore £100,000-a-week a couple of years back.

It very much looks as though the player is simply ready for a new challenge from next season – and it looks like he could have a number of options.

In addition to the three Italian clubs, it was also reported recently that Atletico Madrid were in talks with Traore.

Clamour to sign Wolves star Adama Traore for free is unsurprising

So at least four clubs now want to snap up Traore when his current deal with Wolves expires.

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Milan, who are into the Champions League quarter-finals, are currently fourth in Serie A. Juve are seventh and face missing out on the top four. And Napoli are streaking away at the top and will definitely be playing Champions League football next season.

Atleti are third in La Liga, and are well placed to seal Champions League qualification.

It is not out of the question Traore could still extend at Wolves, given his happiness of playing under Julen Lopetegui.

But time is getting on, and it does feel like his exit is on the cards.