Sources: Wolves number one transfer priority this summer is selling Traore
The number one Wolves transfer priority this summer is selling Adama Traore, Football Insider can reveal.
The Midlands club’s business in the upcoming window will revolve around finding a buyer for the wide forward, 25, before they can embark on any major incoming deals.
A Wolves source has told Football Insider that the club will try to offload Traore as Nuno Espirito Santo regards him as a saleable asset who can part-fund a recruitment drive.
The Premier League outfit are not expected to repeat their big spending of previous windows and will need to sell before they can buy.
Wolves would have sold Traore last summer, when he was regarded as a £60-70million asset at a time when he was being linked with some of the world’s elite clubs.
But the Spain international’s stock has fallen and £30m would be enough to prise him from Molineux in the upcoming window.
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Football Insider revealed last month that Wolves were willing to listen to offers for Traore after talks over a new contract broke down.
Speculation over a potential Leeds offer by Eurosport has been dismissed by Elland Road sources.
Wolves are in a delicate situation with Traore as he enters the final two years of his contract this summer.
He was close to agreeing a new deal including a pay hike last October but negotiations reached a stalemate over money.
The player has subsequently struggled to provide a strong case for a mega contract during a difficult campaign.
He has scored just once in the Premier League from 22 starts among 30 appearances, while laying on just two assists.
By contrast, last term his 54 matches in all competitions yielded six goals and 12 assists.