Middlesbrough have rejected a bid from Wolves for winger Adama Traore according to the Express and Star.
Traore is, of course, one of the most talented players in the division with a seemingly unrivalled ability to go past players and win fouls in the Championship.
Certainly, Middlesbrough will feel as though he is vital to their promotion cause this season coming and it looks as though they are determined to try and keep a hold of him.
According to the report, Wolves have made a bid but have seen it turned down with them apparently not willing to pay the £18m release clause in the player’s Boro contract.
It remains to be seen, then, whether Boro see Wolves come back in for him with an improved bid or whether they look for other targets.
Wolves surely have the money to go to £18m but it seems as though they are reluctant.
Traore is a good player with room to grow and perhaps it’s just that lack of consistency that is making Wolves think twice.
Certainly, if they signed him Traore would have to prove himself ready for the Premier League.