Wolves will meet with Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko today in a bid to convince him to join them, the Express & Star reports.
It has been over a month since Wolves reached an agreement in principle to sign Zinchenko from City in a £16million deal – which at the time would have been a club record, but no longer would be with Adama Traore set to complete his £18million move to the newly-promoted side today.
Zinchenko has been reluctant to leave City and it has since been reported that Wolves have given up on signing the prodigious 21-year-old, who featured regularly on City’s tour of the United States.
However, Tim Spiers of the Express & Star, a reliable Wolves source, says talks are planned today after Zinchenko didn’t even make the bench for City’s Wembley win over Chelsea.
Wolves are hopeful of securing at least one more big signing before the transfer deadline and a player who could cover several positions – something Oleks is good at – is their preferred option.
City’s stance has been that they will not force the Ukraine international to leave, but if he wants to pursue more game time, they will not stand in his way. He would be a useful squad player for Pep Guardiola this season, but would be unlikely to win many starts.
If Wolves are able to convince Zinchenko of joining them, it will mean a huge profit on a player who only cost a reported £1.6million when he signed two years ago.
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