Wolves identify £55m replacement for Liverpool and Man City target Adama Traore

Wolves are bracing themselves for bids from Liverpool and Manchester City for Adama Traore.

Wolves are ready to make a £55million move for Sevilla star Lucas Ocampos who ended their dreams of Europa League glory. The Premier League side will have to smash the club record £30m that they splashed out for Mexico striker Raul Jimenez from Benfica last summer.

Ocampos has got a £62m release clause written into his contract with the Europa League winners and has also had Everton taking a close look at him.

The Argentinean winger, 26, scored the winner against Wolves in their quarter-final tie only moved to Spain from Marseille last summer.

Wolves are bracing themselves for bids from Liverpool and Manchester City for Adama Traore, who has just been called into Spain’s squad for the Nations League next month.

They see Ocampos as an ideal replacement and believe that Sevilla are ready to cash in on him after coronavirus caused an alarming drop in revenue.

Wolves identify £55m replacement for Liverpool and Man City target Adama Traore

Wolves have identified Lucas Ocampos as a replacement for Adama Traore (Image: GETTY)

AC Milan are ready to battle Crystal Palace in the race to land Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu, who wants to leave Vicarage Road after relegation to the Championship.

The Hornets rate the former Barcelona starlet, 26, at around £15m after he made it clear that he doesn’t want to drop into the second tier.

The Spanish international had a loan spell in Milan three years ago and is open about returning ahead of staying in London with Palace looking at replacements for Wilfried Zaha.

Deulofeu is likely to be the first player to leave Watford and could be joined by £25m-rated midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, a target for Everton, Wolves and Fulham.

While Liverpool are interested in signing winger Ismaila Sarr who was signed from French club Rennes for a club-record £30m last summer and was a bright spot in a bleak campaign.

Leicester City are in advanced talks to off-load £28m flop Algerian international Islam Slimani to French club Rennes.

Slimani spent last season in Ligue 1 with Monaco after spending the previous campaign at Fenerbahce is wanted by Rennes to bolster their squad after qualifying for the Champions League.

Fulham are making a move to sign Croatian central defender Martin Erlic after rubbishing suggestions that they want Barcelona star Gerrard Pique.

Former Croatia under-19 international Erlic, 22, has just helped Spezia win promotion to Serie A for the first time in their history has also been scouted by Southampton and Crystal Palace.

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