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Wolves transfer news: Sevilla won't sell Lucas Ocampos for less than release clause

Wolves will have to shatter their club transfer record if they want to sign Lucas Ocampos from Sevilla this summer.

The winger is said to be a target for Wanderers.

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According to a report from Super Deporte though, the Argentina international will not come cheap.

He is a key player for Julen Lopetegui’s side.

It’s explained that even though he isn’t having his absolute best season, he is still a fundamental player.

Club officials are looking to try and extend Ocampos’ contract with the club.

Currently, he has until the summer of 2023. And he supposedly has a release clause of €70 million/£58 million.

The aim of the club is to agree an extension with Ocampos, and raise that release clause to €90 million/£75 million.

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So Wolves would have to shatter their club transfer record – currently held by Fabio Silva (£35.6 million) – to sign the South American.

West Ham United are also keen on the 27-year-old, who has scored eight goals and made four assists this season.

The report also mentions the fact that Wolves and Sevilla did business last summer over the transfer of Rafa Mir from Molineux to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

The clubs are said to have a good working relationship.

However, that is probably unlikely to help Wolves land Ocampos this summer.

Lucas Ocampos transfer would be almost impossible for Wolves

Ocampos is a great player, and is capable of playing on either wing. He’s also physically strong.

He’d make for a great addition, but there is surely no way this deal happens.

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Especially if Sevilla will indeed refer teams to his release clause. Even the current release clause is probably out of Wolves’ budget. Certainly for one player.

Wolves do not need to be spending such an amount on another wide player.

There is already a good pool of options for that position. Money needs to be spent on other positions first, like central midfield.