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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers have made attempt to sign Andrea Belotti

Wolves have reportedly made an attempt to sign striker Andrea Belotti, but the player is keen to join AS Roma.

According to Calciomercato, several clubs have made proposals for the Italy international.

Belotti is currently a free agent after running down his contract at Torino.

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He had been expected to join Roma by now. But the club are waiting to make space for him.

Supposedly, his move there is dependent on Eldor Shomurodov leaving the club.

Belotti is said to be willing to wait for Roma, but a number of other clubs are keen to sign him, one of which is Wolves.

Wanderers again failed to score at the weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, andd are crying out for a centre-forward to come in and provide competition for Raul Jimenez.

It remains to be seen if that man will be Belotti, who scored two goals against Wolves for Torino a couple of years ago in Europa League qualifying.

But at the moment it seems like Wolves have a lot of work to do.

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Belotti’s desire is to play for Jose Moutinho’s side.

That said, Wolves were able to land Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP after hopes of a move were fading.

Bruno Lage was apparently key to that deal happening, and perhaps he could sell the Wolves project to Belotti.

Wolves may need to abandon Andrea Belotti pursuit

Belotti would be an absolutely fantastic signing for Wolves, especially on a free.

Italy boss Roberto Mancini previously said of him: “Belotti has always worked like crazy, maybe too much!”

And his former coach at Torino Davide Nicola hailed him last year as ‘unique’ (Football Italia).

The 44-cap Italy international is a superb, physical striker who can hold the ball up and link play. And crucially, he is a goalscorer.

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But he seems very set on joining Roma.

Calciomercato’s report does say that he would be ready to consider other options should it not be possible.

But do Wolves then want to bring in a player that really wanted to join another club?