Reported Wolves target Mohammed Kudus reportedly skipped Ajax training, with the player determined to force an exit before the transfer deadline.
The Ghana international is looking to leave the Dutch giants, after falling down the pecking order.
Kudus has made four appearances in the Eredivisie so far, but for only 28 minutes of time on the pitch.
It was claimed last week that Wanderers had joined Everton in the hunt for the attacking midfielder, and that the club had wanted to open talks.
But Voetbal International have claimed today that Kudus is looking to join the Toffees over Wolves.
And the player apparently missed a training session in a bid to try and hurry the move along.
Everton are also currently being linked with a move for Manchester United youngster James Garner. And they have already signed Amadou Onana from Lille.
Should Wolves want to add another midfielder before the deadline, they may now need to focus their efforts elsewhere.
Another player to have been linked with the club is Boubacar Traore of FC Metz.
The Malian dynamo has not been involved in the club’s last two matches, and their president has admitted the midfielder wants to leave.
Wolves have already reportedly made a couple of bids for the player.
Wolves set to miss out on Mohammed Kudus as report claims he wants Everton
It looks as though Wolves’ hopes of signing Kudus this summer are now quite slim.
There is no mention of Wolves by Voetbal, only Everton. And it is actually stated that Ajax are still reluctant to let him depart.
Kudus’ desire to move to Goodison Park could well be down to the fact Frank Lampard is at the helm.
Lampard is one of the all-time great attacking midfielders, and is perhaps a good role model for a player like Kudus.
Whoever gets him will have a real gem on their hands.
Dutch striker Tom van Weert has played against Kudus and described him as a ‘really special’ player in 2020 (via Football Oranje), stating also that he ‘has so much ball control, so much power, and is so athletic’.