Wolves potentially have a battle on their hands for Jason Denayer in the form of Jose Mourinho and AS Roma.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via TMW) over the weekend, the Italian club are looking at the Belgian international, and also Dan-Axel Zagadou, who left Borussia Dortmund at the end of his contract.
It was reported in the final days of the summer transfer window that Wolves had made an approach for Denayer.
Apparently, Wanderers had offered a three-year deal.
But there has not been any movement, and there was a claim from Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri that negotiations had reached an impasse.
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Wolves are apparently not willing to offer the player any more money than they already have. And Denayer doesn’t want to accept Wolves’ current proposal.
It potentially now gives other clubs encouragement to come calling for the 27-year-old.
Some Wolves supporters are a little concerned about the state of play at the moment in terms of centre-back coverage at Molineux.
Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss have all been offloaded, with only Nathan Collins being brought in.
Leander Dendoncker, who could cover in defence, was also sold to Aston Villa.
Wolves attempted to sign Craig Dawson on transfer deadline day, but failed in their pursuit after West Ham United pulled the plug on the deal.
So currently, Bruno Lage only has Yerson Mosquera and Toti Gomes as backups to Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman.
Wolves must try and reach breakthrough with Jason Denayer before Jose Mourinho poaches him
Wolves are playing a very risky game with this centre-back situation.
To have let Boly and Dendoncker both go on deadline day, and then fail to get someone else after the Dawson deal fell through was bold call.
There is a real lack of coverage, and Toti and Mosquera are both young and experienced, as much as they are talented.
To lose out on Denayer now would leave Wolves in a precarious position moving forwards. The club cannot allow Mourinho and Roma to get there ahead of them.
He remains one of the most high profile coaches in football, and there’s likely many players who would jump at the chance to work with him. Denayer could possibly be one such individual, so Wolves must get to work if they want him.