Wolves have reportedly slapped a £45 million asking price on Rayan Ait-Nouri, amid transfer interest from Chelsea and Manchester City.
The Frenchman has emerged as a target for the two English giants in the last week.
Pep Guardiola is in the market for a new left-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko being linked with an exit from the Etihad Stadium.
And Thomas Tuchel is also looking for fresh impetus. Marcos Alonso is set to leave Stamford Bridge, with Barcelona his rumored next destination.
It seems both clubs are keen on Ait-Nouri, who really impressed for Wolves throughout 2021/22.
The youngster looked raw during his loan spell. And he still is. But he really improved a lot last term, and finished the campaign with six assists to his name.
And his defending really came on leaps and bounds, which was very encouraging to see.
Wolves don’t particularly want to sell, but would do if they received an offer of around £45 million (The Sun).
That’s nearly five times what they paid Angers to sign him permanently last year (£10 million, Express & Star).
The report also states that Brighton have also asked about Ait-Nouri, with Marc Cucurella being strongly linked with City.
But the Seagulls would not pay more for the Spaniard’s replacement.
A good asking price from Wolves which should deter suitors for Ait-Nouri
It is clear from this asking price that Wolves are not wanting to part ways with Ait-Nouri.
It would be a lot to pay for a club for a player who has only been in English football for two years and has never actually been a nailed on regular, and is still only 21 years old.
Wanderers seemingly recognise the fact they have a rough diamond with Ait-Nouri.
It is better to keep hold of him for a couple more seasons before thinking about selling.
Potentially, he could be worth much more than £45 million later down the line.