Sources: Major update on Liverpool bid to sign Traore as Wolves open door to 'incredible' move
Liverpool have been given new encouragement over a potential Adama Traore deal by cash-strapped Wolves, Football Insider has been told.
This site revealed yesterday (23 November) that the Molineux outfit need to sell one of their top stars in January in order to sign Hwang Hee-chan permanently from RB Leipzig and the Spain international is the most likely to go.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that the club are opening the door to a potential move for Traore and will listen to offers for him going into the January window.
The Merseysiders have registered their interest in Traore once again after keeping close tabs on him in recent times.
Football Insider broke the news on (7th July that Jurgen Klopp’s side had made a surprise enquiry for the forward, 25, during the summer.
Wolves need to sell a prize asset like Traore to have any chance of landing Hwang permanently.
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They have the option to buy Hwang, 25, for around £13million next summer as part of the deal that took to Molineux in late August.
But that would not stop Leipzig accepting a bid beyond that mark for the Wolves loanee in January.
Intriguingly, Liverpool are also among a cluster of clubs monitoring the South Korea international’s situation.
One major stumbling block to a deal for Traore had been his valuation, with Wolves holding out for £50million in the summer and Liverpool only willing to pay £20-25m.
But the Midlands outfit have to sell before they can buy any more players, with the cash well run dry by the club’s Chinese owners.
Jurgen Klopp is keen on a forward signing who can play anywhere across the front line and carry the ball forward, particularly on the counter-attack.
Traore has been targeted with his contract at Wolves now down to the final 18 months.
Wolves offered the Spain international an extension and he was close to agreeing a new deal including a pay hike in October 2020 but negotiations broke down over money.
Traore has made seven Premier League starts among 13 appearances this term but has failed to start Wolves’ last three league encounters.
In other news, Liverpool have landed £28m windfall after “astonishing” new deal agreed.