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Wolves transfer news: Romain Saiss emerges as target for Sevilla

Wolves defender Romain Saiss has emerged as a transfer target for Sevilla.

Hespress have claimed the 31-year-old is of interest to the Spanish outfit, with sporting director Monchi a fan of the player.

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As Wolves fans well know, Saiss is out of contract at the end of the current season.

The star currently stands to leave as a free agent. But he has had a fantastic campaign in 2021/22 so far and it may be that discussions over a new deal will soon take place. If they aren’t already underway behind the scenes.

Saiss has been a trusted member of the starting XI for Bruno Lage this term.

The ace has been mostly brilliant as the left-sided centre-half.

His consistency has seemingly caught the eye of Sevilla, who are currently battling Real Madrid for the league title over in Spain. They are currently just four points behind the leaders.

Sevilla, like Wolves, have been absolutely solid at the back this season.

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They are one of just two teams across Europe’s top five leagues to have conceded fewer goals (16) than Wanderers. The other being Manchester City (14).

Sevilla may well find themselves needing to find a new central defender this summer.

Two of their biggest stars Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde have both been linked with exits from the club recently.

Carlos was on Newcastle United’s radar, but they were able to retain him until at least the end of the season. It’s possible the Magpies could go back in for him if they survive relegation. Marca claimed Newcastle bid £41.7 million last month.

Kounde, valued at £68.5 million (via The Sun), has been linked with Chelsea and Fabrizio Romano has reported the Blues fancy him this summer.

Saiss surely has one more season in him at Wolves, as Sevilla interest claim made

Saiss has his limitations technically, but his level this year has been very impressive on the whole.

Yes, he will have the odd rash moment. But it’s very hard to overlook the resurgence he has had under Lage.

Wolves may wish to upgrade on Saiss in the summer. But the Morocco international is probably still worth keeping around for one more campaign.

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Lage has spoken previously about the fact that he is a real leader within the group.

He’s a popular member of the dressing room, and he would be a big miss if he left.

Saiss may well wish to move on at the end of his current contract, leaving Wolves powerless to do anything. But the club surely have to at least see whether he’d be open to a one-year extension at Molineux.

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