Wolves have reportedly been joined in the race to sign Sven Botman, who could cost a whopping £40 million to sign.

According to a report from The Athletic, Newcastle United are now looking at the centre-half, as they seek to strengthen to help them pull away from relegation.

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DIVOCK ORIGI DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

Newcastle got their first win of the season on Saturday against Burnley and in turn, secured their first clean sheet in the league.

But they have conceded 30 goals in total already. Only Norwich City have conceded more.

Apparently Botman is a player they like, and The Athletic have reported that an offer of £40 million could tempt Lille to sell.

That would probably not be too much of an issue for Newcastle, who are now mega-rich following their takeover by PIF in October.

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But £40 million would be a lot to pay for Wolves, who have also been linked with a move for Botman.

Botman himself said he was open to a move.

There have been no recent developments about Wolves moving for the player in January.

Newcastle interest and £40 million claim could see Wolves struggle to sign Sven Botman

This claim about Newcastle and Sven Botman from The Athletic is a blow for Wolves.

Like Wolves, they are in desperate need of new defenders.

They have the financial might to blow anyone out of the water.

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If Wolves have any plans to go back in for Botman in January, they could have a real battle on their hands.

Wolves, of course, will be losing Romain Saiss to AFCON. And Willy Boly should also be going if he recovers from injury.

Hopefully the club have some alternative players planned, just in case.

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