Tottenham Hotspur could potentially have a major problem on their hands as they reportedly aim to strike a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore.
The north London outfit have been credited with an interest in the former Barcelona starlet in recent days with it being reported that Fabio Paratici could attempt to seal his signature on an initial loan deal, with the possibility of a permanent transfer further down the line.
Despite those initial reports, it now seems that a deal might be tough to do, with Wolves struggling to find a replacement for the Spanish speedster during the final days of the transfer window.
As per Super Deporte, the Midlands outfit have their eyes on Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes as a potential successor, with the Spanish club having been willing to sell earlier this summer due to their poor financial situation.
Nevertheless, that stance appears to have changed in recent weeks, with it being reported that Valencia chief Peter Lim is expecting the Portuguese to remain at the Mestalla beyond the final few days of the summer transfer window.
It is also suggested that a bid in excess of €30million (£25.6m) could potentially convince his current employers to sell but as of yet, Wolves are yet to lodge a bid of any kind, let alone at that aforementioned amount.
Should Bruno Lage’s men fail to seal the signature of Guedes, or any replacement, this would therefore increase their aversion to losing Traore this summer, with the Spaniard having been one of their main attacking threats in the opening weeks of the campaign.
He certainly gave Spurs plenty to think about during their slender 1-0 victory at Molineux at the weekend.
Traore has just two years left to run on his current contract in the west Midlands.