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Wolves transfer news: Dario Osorio now closing in on move to Red Bull Bragantino

Chilean talent Dario Osorio is reportedly closing in on a move to Brazilian club Red Bull Bragantino, having long been linked with Wolves.

The South American starlet has for a while now been mentioned as a target for Wanderers.

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Chilean outlet El Cancha reported in the summer that Wolves were close to signing Universidad de Chile star Osorio.

Matt Hobbs, who recently became the club’s new sporting director, replacing Scott Sellars, apparently even flew to South America to try and make headway with a deal.

Chilean reporter Mark Cardenas told Red Gol that Wolves had actually agreed a deal to sign him for £5.5 million.

But reports since then have been few and far between. But SPORT are now saying that Osorio is actually closing in on a move to Red Bull Bragantino.

The reason SPORT – a Spanish publication – are reporting on this story is because Barcelona have also shown interest in the attacker. 

The Catalan giants have always been attentive to the South American market, and are fans of Osorio.

It is stated that the Brazilian club are set to pay a fee of around £7 million.

It is possible that Wolves were interested, but just simply aren’t any more.

It’s been all change at the club over the past few weeks, with Scott Sellars leaving and Hobbs replacing him, with Fran Garagarza also coming on board.

Perhaps it has been determined that Osorio isn’t someone they want after all. Or it could be that Osorio has indicated he didn’t want the move.

There are plenty of other top young talents in South America, as Osorio reportedly prepares to snub Wolves to join Red Bull Bragantino

Wolves fans have wondered if Osorio would ever make the move to Molineux having been linked for months and months.

It looks like Wanderers might now miss out, which is a bit of a shame as Osorio seemingly has a very high ceiling.

He has previously been compared to Gareth Bale stylistically by former Universidad goalkeeper Johnny Herrera. Manchester City and Real Madrid have also been linked earlier this year.

It is an interesting next step for Osorio should he complete that move to RB Bragantino. But he is still only 18 years old, and may feel staying in South America for now is the best thing for his development.

The continent is packed with young talent though and Wolves will no doubt have scouts looking out for other bright youngsters.