Tottenham Hotspur are set to be frustrated in their efforts to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore on an initial loan deal, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
With the transfer deadline looming, reports suggest Nuno is keen to negotiate a deal which would see Traore head to north London on loan until the end of the season with a view to making the move permanent for £40million.
Traore, 25, has terrorised defences with his strength and pace since joining Wolves from Middlesbrough in an £18million deal three years ago.
Despite links with a move away from Molineux, Traore has been involved in all three of his current side’s fixtures so far this season.
Hatfield insists Wolves would not entertain allowing Traore to leave without recouping a hefty fee.
He told Football FanCast: “I don’t think Wolves would be willing to accept any kind of loan move with a view or obligation to buy. I don’t think it would make sense for them to do that, especially considering he has been one of their most exciting players at the start of the season.
“I think, for Wolves, there is probably an acceptance that Traore could be sold if an offer they can’t refuse comes in.
“But, for Spurs, I think it would require them to put a large fee down or a lower fee with add-ons. Wolves would want money up front so they could reinvest it straight away.”