Wolves have reportedly had Samuel Chukwueze on their transfer radar
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Wolves have reportedly had Samuel Chukwueze on their transfer radar

Wolves have apparently been monitoring Samuel Chukwueze as a possible replacement for Adama Traore.

According to 90min, the Black Country club have been keeping tabs on the Nigerian winger, who is regarded as a player with huge potential over in La Liga.

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The Villarreal player is said to be considering his future at the moment, with Everton, Leicester City and Manchester United all said to be circling.

Apparently at some point, Wolves have also taken an interest in Chukwueze, whose release clause is said to be in excess of £80 million.

90min say Wolves have looked at the youngster – who has previously drawn comparisons with Dutch legend Arjen Robben (Goal) – as a possible replacement for Traore, who has often been linked with an exit from Molineux in recent times.

The Spanish winger isn’t currently a starter in Wolves’ side, but proved how dangerous he is last term.

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Any Wolves move for Chukwueze – who has 13 goals and 11 assists in 89 games for his current club – in the near future would be unlikely, one would have thought, with recent reports (Sky Sports) claiming Traore is next in line for a new contract at Molineux.

Chukwueze move not likely for Wolves

The club may well have been looking at Chukwueze, but the talk about Traore getting a new deal would surely make any move for the 21-year-old unlikely.

Perhaps he is worth keeping an eye on in case Traore doesn’t accept an offer of a new deal, but Chukwueze is still very raw and so some serious negotiation would be required.

£80 million would simply be far too much to pay, even if Wolves were able to rake in a huge sum for Traore.