Wolves transfer deadline day news: Midfielder chase continues as Aston Villa and West Ham emerge as transfer targets

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It’s heating up at Molineux as we approach the final 12 hours of the 2022/23 summer transfer window.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are still working on a deal to sign FC Metz midfielder Boubacar Traore before the transfer window closes at 23:00 on Thursday evening.

Traore has been one of Bruno Lage’s top targets throughout the summer and a potential move for the 21-year-old could go right down to the wire.

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Wolves have already bolstered their midfield in the transfer window with the addition of Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon but continue to lack the depth which could see them take the squad to the next level.

The signing of Traore would certainly help them in doing so and it’s a deal that still has life to it however, the gold and black will need to up their bid if they are to land him.

FC Metz president Bernard Serin admits that their young midfielder wants to leave but won’t do so without Wolves or anyone for that matter upping their offers.

Speaking via @sociosfcmetz, Serin said: “He wants to leave but we are not satisfied with the amount proposed. But with English clubs, negotiations can last until the last moment!”

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Leander Dendoncker outbound

On a potential outgoing transfer from Molineux and talk has really ramped up over the last 24 hours surrounding a potential exit for midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

West Midlands rivals Aston Villa had been linked with his signature on Wednesday whilst West Ham United also emerged as a surprise destination for the Belgian on Thursday morning.

According to Jason Burt and Mike McGrath of the Telegraph, Villa are currently in pole position to land the 27-year-old’s services but nothing is yet set in stone.

All could come down to whether or not the claret and blue allow Douglas Luiz, who has a year left on his contract at Villa Park, to leave before the window shuts.

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