The latest reports from the Spanish outlet Marca indicate that the wolves are taking a step forward to bring back Wu Lei, the target of the transfer.
Marca believes Wu Lei is in talks with the Wolves for a permanent settlement at the next available opportunity.
The Chinese striker has caught the attention of the Premier League – and his contract with Espanyol will expire in six months, and the Wolves could step in to wipe out any hope that Espanyol has to keep the player.
After scoring 27 goals in 29 games with Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG, Wu Lei joined Espanyol, a struggling La Liga player.
Despite this, he is highly rated at the club and played against the Wolves in the Europa League earlier this season.
Details on the interest of wolves are scarce – and ongoing discussions may focus on a free transfer at the end of the year in favor of a traditional transfer offer.
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West Ham Boost
Good news for the Wolves – West Ham could do without first-rate central defender Angelo Ogbonna when he returns to the Premier League against the Wolves next week.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will head to London stadium on June 20, as the two seek to start their season after the three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A win for the Wolves will narrow the gap on the top four, with Manchester United in fifth with just two points ahead of next week’s restart.
West Ham meanwhile is deeply in relegation trouble, in terms of points with Bournemouth, who currently occupies the last place in the last three.
And the Hammers could be forced to face the Wolves without Ogbonna, who our Football colleagues say has treated a knee injury since the reintroduction of contact training last month.
Wolves have been linked to a number of targets for the next transfer window.
The last? Thiago Silva.
Reports say the wolves have become one of five Premier League clubs to consider a contract offer to the PSG superstar.
The Brazilian defender is expected to leave the Parc des Princes after a trophy loaded with eight seasons, which saw the French giants win seven national titles.
However, beyond that, he is on the verge of moving and the news of his imminent departure has put a large part of the English elite on red alert.
According to 90min.com, the Wolves, Arsenal, West Ham, Everton and Newcastle are all plotting for the 35-year-old, who has 89 caps for Brazil.