Nottingham Forest have reportedly now made an approach to sign Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves.
90min claimed last night that the newly promoted Premier League side have now got in contract with Wanderers regarding a transfer for the midfielder.
Forest boss Steve Cooper, who has just signed a new long-term contract at the City Ground, is a huge fan of the 22-year-old.
He’s worked with him previously with England and Swansea City.
It is thought Forest are keen to buy Gibbs-White, and a deal is likely to cost in excess of £20 million, which would make him a club-record signing.
It would smash the £13.2m paid to Benfica in 2018 to sign Joao Carvalho.
90min add that Gibbs-White’s current contract at Molineux is until 2024. He apparently does not want to extend his deal beyond then.
It was recently claimed that Wolves had actually presented a new contract offer to the player following his fantastic loan spell with Sheffield United.
Supposedly, Wolves are trying to convince the player his future lies at Molineux.
Bruno Lage is said to be ready to hand him regular game time.
Whether Gibbs-White feels the manager will actually deliver on that remains to seen.
Money could talk for Fosun, as Forest make Gibbs-White approach
Many Wolves fans are hoping to see Gibbs-White become a regular for the first-team next season.
He was ‘incredible’ in 2021/22 in the eyes of Dave Edwards, who also believes 2022/23 could be his breakout season for Wolves.
If would be fantastic to see him lining up week in week out in Lage’s starting XI.
But it would be no surprise if Fosun wanted to cash in on the England U21 international.
Forest offering over £20 million would be a very tempting deal to do considering he is technically still on the fringes at Molineux.
But it is a deal that could come to fruition. Especially if Gibbs-White doesn’t want to stay.