Sources: Liverpool tell Wolves how much they will pay for Traore
Liverpool have told Wolves they are willing to pay up to £25million for Adama Traore, Football Insider has learned.
This site broke the news on Wednesday (7th July) that Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a surprise enquiry for the forward, 25, this summer.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that any potential deal for Traore is some way off given the difference in valuations between the clubs.
The Merseysiders are willing to pay £20-25m for the super-quick wide man, while Wolves are now valuing him at £50m.
That is some way off the £70m the Midlands club wanted for Traore last year on the back of his outstanding 2019-20 campaign.
His levels and output dropped last term, while his contract has now entered the final two years.
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Wolves offered the Spain international an extension and he was close to agreeing a new deal including a pay hike last October but negotiations broke down over money.
Football Insider revealed in March that Wolves were willing to listen to offers for Traore this summer as they look to trim costs.
Interest from Liverpool is unexpected but Klopp is keen on recruiting a second Wolves player in consecutive years following the capture of Diogo Jota last summer.
The Anfield boss wants a versatile forward who can play on both flanks as well as down down the middle and is capable on carrying the ball long distances.
Traore struggled to live up his 18 goal/assist 2019-20 campaign last season, when his 42 matches brought just three goals and three assists.
Traore first moved to England in January 2015, when he joined Aston Villa from Barcelona before heading to Middlesbrough 18 months later.
He joined Wolves in the summer of 2018 for a then-club record £18m when they triggered his Boro release clause.