EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wolves are still pushing ahead with a move Middlesbrough attacker Adama Traore despite his shoulder injury and will make an imminent £18million bid, Football Insider sources understands.
The Midlands giants’ move for Traore looked in doubt after Traore picked up a dislocated shoulder in last week’s friendly with Sunderland.
However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is insisting that Premier League new boys Wolves should still go ahead and do the deal for Traore.
Traore has a an £18million release clause in his Middlesbrough contract and Wolves are now ready to trigger the clause after seeing their initial offer rejected.
Wolves are keen to wrap up a deal for the former Aston Villa man as soon as possible ahead of the transfer window closing next week.
Former Barcelona youth product Traore was one of the best performers in the Championship last season and Wolves boss Nuno sees him as vital to his plans at Molineux.
In other news, Wolves’ bitter rivals have agreed a fee for a 22-year-old who is undergoing a medical today.