Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to completing the signing of Willy Boly on a permanent deal, according to The Express and Star.
Wolves are set to snap up the defender for a transfer fee of around £10m.
Boly joined Wolves last summer on a season-long loan deal and he played a vital part in their promotion to the Premier League.
He played 37 games in total for Wolves and formed a crucial part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s back three.
Now he looks set to complete a permanent move to Molineux ahead of their Premier League campaign with Wolves set to pay FC Porto £10m for his services.
The former France youth international will leave Porto after two years at the club, despite signing a five-year deal in summer 2016.
Prior to his move to Porto, the 6ft 3in centre-half had played for Auxerre in France and Braga in Portugal.
After signing the 27-year-old, Wolves are expected to then complete a permanent deal for Diogo Jota, who is likely to cost them £13m after impressing as their top scorer during a loan spell at Molineux this season.
Decisions on loan trio Benik Afobe, Alfred N’Diaye and Ruben Vinagre are yet to be made while Wolves will not pursue a permanent deal for Leo Bonatini.
Snapping Boly up early in the window is a vital piece of business by Wolves.
The dominant centre-back was not only a rock at the back but he was also comfortable with carrying the ball out of defence, making him the perfect man for Nuno’s system.
Wolves would have struggled to replace him had they not sorted a permanent deal so this news is likely to be a major relief for Nuno’s men.
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