Wolves are looking to beat Liverpool in the race for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland with a sensational £35million swoop this summer, according to a report.
The Express claim on their website that the newly promoted side have prepared an “aggressive” bid in order to acquire the services of the seven-time capped England international, and are wanting to secure a move imminently, before he heads out to the World Cup with England.
Sillyseason.com claim that Butland, 25, earns £50,000-a-week and is the Molineux club’s number one target, having set aside £35million to capture the stopper.
The report also states that Liverpool and West Ham are keen on snapping up the 6’4″ goalkeeping colossus, after his 34 appearances this season.
Football Insider verdict:
It looks like Wolves are shaping up for an exciting transfer window. After also being linked with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, it would appear they are not afraid of treading on the toes of some of the Premier League more established sides. Current stopper, John Ruddy, has performed admirably as a mainstay in goal for Wolves this season, having only missed one game in the entirety of the campaign following his move from Norwich City last summer. But with an overhaul looking like it’s on the cards, the 31-year-old might find himself shifted down the pecking order should the Championship winners complete the signing of Butland.
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