Leeds United

Leeds United will not be pursuing Wolves speed machine Adama Traore, Football Insider understands.

The Yorkshire giants were linked with the Spain international in January after talks over a new Molineux deal stalled, and again by Eurosport who claimed an offer would be tabled this summer.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club were not interested in Traore, 25, in the winter window and it will be the same in the summer.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa at Goodison Park

Manager Marcelo Bielsa does not believe Traore has the technical quality and ability to combine the play that he seeks in his wide attacker.

Leeds are also well staffed with wide men including man-of-the-moment Raphinha, Jack Harrison and ex-Wolves ace Helder Costa.

Traore was being talked about as a potential £60-70million player before the pandemic changed the shape of football’s finances last years.

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His price tag has subsequently tumbled and it is believed Wolves would accept significantly less than £50m in the upcoming window.

Traore was close to agreeing a new Wolves contract including a pay hike last October but negotiations reached a deadlock and it has been placed on the backburner.

This led to speculation he could leave the Midlands club three years after he joined from Middlesbrough for a then club-record fee of £18million.

Traore was outstanding last season, when his 54 matches in all competitions yielded six goals and 12 assists.

But he has failed to hit the same heights in this campaign, scoring and assisting just once apiece from 30 games.

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