Liverpool target Adama Traore is reportedly set for a huge pay rise by joining the £100,000-a-week pack to stick with Wolves.
The 24-year-old winger is close to agreeing a double-your-money, four-year contract to commit his future to Molineux and ward off Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have been strongly linked with him.
Traore is only two years into a five-year deal signed when he joined for a then club-record £22 million from Middlesbrough in 2018.
The Spain international will join team-mates Raul Jimenez, Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho on six-figure weekly salaries at Molineux.
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Things will happen naturally.
“Speculation around our players doesn’t bother us. We know what we have to do.”
“You can see how happy he’s been in training just by seeing us be together again.
“We know what we have to do. First of all you have to be happy where you are and he clearly is.”
Adama has just returned from international duty where the forward has won his first three caps after choosing the country of his birth over Mali, where Adama’s parents hail from.
The ex-Barcelona youth star came on as a sub against Portugal in a friendly – facing Wolves pals Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and Nelson Semedo.
In other news, Liverpool centre-half Virgil van Dijk needs surgery on the knee injury the Dutchman sustained in the 2-2 draw at Everton.
The 29-year-old star was unable to continue following a rash challenge by Toffees stopper Jordan Pickford in the first half on Saturday.
It is unclear how long the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury will keep the former Celtic and Southampton man out for.