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Wolves transfer news: Lucas Ocampos can leave Sevilla as Wolves lurk

Wolves are in the picture to sign Lucas Ocampos from Sevilla this summer.

Calciomercato have made a rather short claim that the Argentina international can leave the club this summer.

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Wanderers, and their current Premier League table rivals West Ham United, are mentioned as ‘liking’ the player.

Ocampos has been with Sevilla now since 2019, joining from Marseille.

The player has a contract until 2024, and so it seems Sevilla are looking to offload the South American before his value starts dropping significantly.

Ocampos is a player who has actually been linked with Wolves before.

Almost a year ago to the day, La Razon reported that Nuno Espirito Santo actually aspired to sign the player.

Nothing came of that in the following window, with Wolves going on to bring in Francisco Trincao and Hwang Hee-chan on loan.

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But Ocampos appears to be back on Wolves’ radar now, but there is no mention of how much he could potentially cost.

He’s someone who is in his prime with two years left on his contract. So it’s possible he wouldn’t come too cheap. Apparently he does have a £53 million release clause (via Goal).

It remains to be seen if Wolves look to make a move.

Currently, Bruno Lage has some very good wide options.

What happens with Francisco Trincao could very well dictate whether Wolves actually make an move.

Ocampos not needed unless Trincao and Traore both leave Molineux

It is difficult to see how Wolves would have need for Ocampos.

Yes he is versatile, but Wolves already have Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto and Chiquinho. Morgan Gibbs-White could also be an option next season.

And there will be even more competition if Wolves keep hold of Francisco Trincao. Realistically, Adama Traore will be sold.

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Wolves officials know of Ocampos’ quality. He did score against the club in the Europa League a couple of seasons ago.

But it’s hard to see such a move coming to fruition.