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Wolves: Traore contract talks no longer deadlocked

With Wolves’ season essentially done and dusted for another year, the focus at Molineux is on next campaign.

Nuno Santo has already made it clear that he wants the club to plan better for the transfer market and with nothing left to play for this term, they should have no trouble making early preparations.

What’s the word?

Equally as important as signing new players will be to keep the ones they already have.

Pedro Neto has been regularly linked with the exit door while another player who could be heading for the departure lounge is Adama Traore.

Wolves have been growing frustrated over his contract talks with an update a few weeks ago revealing the Old Gold hadn’t met his demands.

However, reporter Tim Spiers had an exciting update for supporters on Tuesday, announcing some fresh details on where Traore and the club stood.

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In his latest column for The Athletic, he wrote that talks had moved from ‘deadlocked’ to ‘ongoing’.

There is still a difference in opinion over the Spaniard’s salary demands but Wolves feel as though they’re in a strong position at the negotiating table.

Nuno will be thrilled

If contract talks are being moved on again, then it should be music to the ears of the Wolves boss.

After all, the last thing he wants is another of the club’s major players departing when the transfer window opens next month.

Last summer was an arduous one for the Molineux outfit as they saw a whopping 25% of their goals wiped away. Matt Doherty left for Tottenham while Diogo Jota completed a big-money move to Liverpool.

Keeping Adama, therefore, is absolutely imperative.

He has only scored two goals this season but he is still one of the most exciting players in the entire Premier League.

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Covered in a thick and shiny coating of baby oil, the flying winger is incredibly difficult to stop when he gets going, combining electric speed with tricky dribbling.

No player in the Premier League has completed more than his 143 dribbles throughout the current campaign. He is ahead of the next player by 48, succeeding with 4.1 take-ons per match.

Those numbers are remarkable and if they lost him, Wolves would be without a player who can create a moment of magic from nowhere.

Once Dubbed “unplayable” by Jurgen Klopp, he’s caught the eye of plenty in the top-flight with Leeds in particular strongly attracted to him.

Thus, if he fails to pen fresh terms in the Midlands, there’s every chance he’d be causing danger against Wolves, rather than for them.

For Nuno and Fosun, that would be simply disastrous. They must keep him at all costs.

AND in other news, Wolves could sign the next Van Dijk in 6ft3 colossus who’s “physically very strong”…

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