Wolves ready to sell Adama Traore with Barcelona as suitor


Wolves are ready to sell Adama Traore in the January transfer window as talks on a new deal continue to stall, and 90min understands that Barcelona can compete with Liverpool for his signature.

The 25-year-old has been discussing a new contract with Molineux in recent weeks, but the two sides are not close to reaching an agreement.

Traore and Wolves first began negotiations for a new contract in 2019 – but they broke down and it made him play less under the then boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

New head coach Bruno Lage now faces similar problems and is also less likely to play Traore while he will not sign a new contract.

The Spanish national team player has 18 months left on his current contract and there is still a lot of interest in his services.

Liverpool and Leeds were both keen on Traore and asked, but were discouraged by Wolves’ £ 40m asking price, while the club also turned down an offer from Tottenham.

But Wolves are ready to sell and we understand that Liverpool would still like to make a deal – but the Reds’ valuation of Traore is less than 30 million pounds, which Wolves do not want to fall below.

90min also understands that Barcelona has appeared as a suitor to bring Traore back to his hometown and where he began his career.

Xavi is looking to take in an outside in January and Barcelona have already been linked with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Dani Olmo, and we can confirm that Traore has also been discussed at Camp Nou.

Traore came through the Barcelona Academy and has previously praised Andres Iniesta and Xavi for their role in his development.

Xavi has remained a big fan and now back in Barça as head coach, 90min can confirm that Traore is a player he would like to see at the club. But a deal in January can be difficult as the club has limited funds, although a first loan with a view to a permanent deal during the summer may be possible.

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