Wolves are set to turn their attentions towards making a deadline day move for Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo after their attempts to sign Lille’s Sven Botman have fallen through, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Football League World revealed that Wolves were interested in making a potential move for the defender in the final few days of the transfer window.
It was also revealed that the Premier League side had made contact with Fulham over a potential deal for the defender.
However, it is believed that at that stage that Wolves stopped short of making an official offer for Adarabioyo with them having other targets to pursue at that point.
Fulham are also expected to battle to keep hold of the defender’s services as they aim to challenge for an immediate return to the Premier League.
They are in a better place to keep the defender than they were earlier in the summer after a £10 million exit clause in his deal expired.
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According to Romano’s latest update, Wolves are now targeting Adarabioyo as one of their options to make a move for as they aim to bring in a defender before the window closes.
That comes following their pursuit of Lille’s Botman coming to an end after they had an offer rejected a few days ago.
Fulham will be desperate for the window to come to a close with them obviously keen to keep hold of a player of Adarabioyo’s quality.
The strong start that Marco Silva’s side have made in the Championship should help them to convince the defender to stick around because the club are heading back in the right direction.
However, Wolves seem determined to try and bolster their defensive options and it would have to be considered as a potentially attractive destination for the defender.
Therefore, Fulham will need to show a lot of strength here to try and hold onto one of their most important performers.
It had looked like Fulham had done well to keep hold of the defender this summer following the expiry of his £10 million exit clause following their relegation.
However, it now seems that Wolves are finally ready to potentially come in with an offer to test their resolve in keeping hold of him.
Silva’s side have already shown ambition in the transfer market this summer with their signings and now they need to do so again by keeping hold of the defender.