Sevilla are reportedly very close to signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir.

Orgullo de Nervion have claimed the Spanish outfit are primed to land the 24-year-old, with sporting director Monchi at the head of the operation.

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Manager Julen Lopetegui has longed for a new centre-forward this summer.

Mir is reported to be ‘the chosen one’.

The publication have gone as far as to say he could even become a Sevilla player in the next few hours.

Marca also report a deal is close, with an agreement ‘practically closed’ at €16 million/£13.6 million. They say he plans to travel to Andalusia in the next hours, and that he’ll sign a five-year deal.

Orgullo state that Mir has made it clear he wants to end his time in England.

 

The development comes after Mir was pictured back at Compton Park in Wolves training earlier this week.

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Most of the talk lately has been about him potentially heading to Atletico Madrid.

But that talk seems to have died down in recent days.

Fabrizio Romano reported that Atleti were looking at Matheus Cunha, and there have also been links to Dusan Vlahovic.

A bold claim

This seems to have come out of nowhere.

Sevilla have been linked with Mir earlier this year, but the claims he could now complete a move within hours are certainly bold.

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With Patrick Cutrone having departed on loan, surely Mir leaving too would mean Wolves move to bring in another striker.

Fabio Silva and Raul Jimenez are the only other centre-forwards in the first-team squad, and it would be a risk to head in without a bit more cover.

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