Liverpool FC face new competition from FC Barcelona for the signing of Wolves striker Adama Traore, according to a report in England.
Website 90min report Wolves are set to sell Traore in the January transfer window after the West Midlands club failed to secure the Spain international’s long-term future at Molineux Stadium.
The same article indicates that Traore continued to delay signing a new deal with Wolves to raise questions about the 25-year-old’s commitment to the Premier League club.
According to the same story, Traore and Wolves are not close to reaching a deal, so the club are now ready to offload the former Aston Villa winger in the January transfer window.
90min Both Liverpool FC and Leeds United were interested in a move to sign Traore last summer, but Wolves were looking to secure a £ 40million transfer fee for the Spain international.
The article says Wolves are ready to offload Traore in the next transfer window, but Liverpool FC assess the Spain winger at under £ 30million, a figure the Wanderers are not currently prepared to lower below.
Liverpool FC’s reluctance has opened the door for FC Barcelona to enter the race to sign their ex-player in the January transfer window, according to the report.
90min claim that the club’s new manager, Xavi, remains a big Traore fan after the former FC Barcelona captain played a role in his youth career at the Spanish club.
Traore has started seven games and has made three replacement Premier League appearances this season under new Wolves manager Bruno Lage.
Liverpool FC host Arsenal at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday night.
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