Adama Traore is reportedly hoping to leave Wolves by the end of the summer transfer window, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur showing interest in the winger.
The Spaniard is now into the final year of his contract at Molineux.
Some are surprised that he’s still at the club.
But Traore has been nursing a hamstring injury recently, which might have had some bearing on that.
The issue is not serious though and the player has been doing individual training.
According to 90min, Traore – who has not seen any minutes in pre-season – is being watched by both Tottenham and Chelsea.
Spurs reportedly tried to sign Traore back in January before he ultimately moved to join Barcelona on loan.
The north Londoners supposedly saw a £15 million bid rejected.
They’re still keen, but face competition from Chelsea with Thomas Tuchel apparently a big fan.
90min’s report states that Traore is hoping to depart before the current window closes.
This follows a claim from The Athletic that Traore staying at Molineux was the most likely scenario.
Interestingly, both Chelsea and Spurs play with a system that uses wing-backs.
Previously it was claimed that Traore didn’t fancy a move to Tottenham because Antonio Conte viewed him as a potential right wing-back.
Traore hoping to leave Molineux, but Wolves should fight to keep winger amid Chelsea and Spurs interest
If Wolves had signed a couple of forwards by now, then the club could probably consider granting Traore his wish.
But that hasn’t happened, and Bruno Lage’s squad is worryingly light.
The club can’t really be letting Traore depart at this point.
And it’s not like he would down tools if he stayed. By many accounts, Traore is very professional and has been completely unproblematic amid his contract situation.
Perhaps there would be more value in keeping hold of him for one more season.
If Wolves could sign a couple of forwards in the coming days then the club should consider selling Traore. But that just doesn’t feel likely.