Reports are filtering through from Italy that AC Milan have rejected an audacious bid from Wolverhampton Wanderers for their striker Andre Silva.
Corriere Della Sera, an Italian media publication, have said that Wolves made an initial offer believed to be in the region of £35million and despite having their first bid had turned away, Milan expect the Championship outfit to come back with a second offer.
Wolves top the English second division by a huge 12-points and nothing short of a miracle could stop them from exploding into the Premier League next season.
Nuno Espirito Santo is believed to be keen on bringing in top quality stars and Silva falls into that category, having scored eight goals in 23 outings for the Serie A side since his move from Porto in the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Wolves have been eyeing a marquee signing and what a mouthwatering prospect the addition of Silva would be. So, the young Portuguese hitman has not exactly been tearing the league apart but in the Europa League, the forward has six goals in six games – a healthy return. Silva is under contract in Milan until 2022 which means that Espirito and co. have their work cut out to convince Jorge Mendes and his client that a move to the Championship is a better prospect than Italy. Money talks though, and Wolves have plenty – this could be one of the signings of the window but don’t expect any announcement to materialise. What a world we live in though, where a Championship club can make these sorts of bids for a striker!
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