Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly still keen on signing Adama Traore from Wolves.
According to Sport, the north Londoners are still in the picture for the 26-year-old, who is currently on loan at Barcelona.
Reports are now suggesting that the Catalan giants may not be able to afford a permanent deal for Traore.
There is a £29 million option to buy in place, but Joan Laporta recently cast doubt on the club triggering it.
Scott Sellars has explained the decision to loan Traore back to his old club in January, believing it was the best move for all parties.
He suggested that it was a chance for Traore to be successful and ‘promote himself’.
It could be that Molineux officials are banking on him performing really well so that his value doesn’t drop too much this summer.
It will be fascinating to see what happens when the next transfer window opens.
Sport say that Spurs, who previously bid £15 million (Mirror), are still keen on Traore.
Of course, they were looking to land the star in January, before the decision was made to send him to Barcelona.
Tottenham will still have their work cut out to sign Traore
It could be difficult for Tottenham to land Traore this summer.
One of the reasons reported for their failure in January was that Antonio Conte wanted to use him as a wing-back, which Traore wasn’t keen on.
The player may have reservations about making that move if he feels Conte still has the same plan for him.
Traore was delighted to make a return to Barcelona in January, and it’s likely he’ll want to stay put there.
It would be no surprise if Barca offered Francisco Trincao for the Spaniard in a straight swap deal as a means of getting him as one of their own.