Wolves launch opening bid for new ‘number one target’ as 15-goal midfielder ‘open’ to signing

Latest transfer news as Wolverhampton Wanderers are linked with signing a Champions League regular this January.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly made an offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Pablo Sarabia, as Julen Lopetegui looks to bolster his midfield at Molineux. The Spaniard has struggled for game time at Parc des Princes this campaign, totting up most of his minutes off the bench and failing to score a single goal.

It seems Sarabia’s days in the French capital could well be numbered as his form has fallen away, but he remains a top player having succeeded on loan with Sporting Lisbon last term. The 30-year-old impressed as he scored 15 goals and contributed eight assists in 29 Liga Bwin appearances.

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The Athletic reports that an offer has ‘already been made’ to PSG for Sarabia’s services, though it is unclear whether it would be a permanent deal or a loan with an option to buy. Elsewhere, reports in France and Italy claim Sarabia is Lopetegui’s new number one target. It is believed PSG are holding out for ‘more money’ as they are aware of Wolves’ desperate need for a midfielder.

The Wanderers have also been linked with former Southampton and Juventus man Mario Lemina in recent days, with speculation building that a medical has been booked in. Whether or not Lopetegui opts to sign them both awaits to be seen, but the Spaniard has made it no secret that he does not have enough midfield depth as it stands.

Sarabia, who has scored nine goals in 26 appearances for the Spanish national team, narrowly missed out on working under Lopetegui as he left Sevilla for PSG just as the manager arrived. Sarabia has won eight major trophies – including two Ligue 1 titles, two French Cup wins, three French Super Cup successes and the Portuguese League Cup with Sporting.

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