Liverpool and Manchester City reportedly face stiff competition from Barcelona for Wolves’ Adama Traore.

The Wolves attacker has put in some stellar displays in the first half of the Premier League campaign.

Traore’s unpredictability on the ball and pace can be devastating, but he was criticised the last term for a lack of quality final ball.

However, this season he has apparently corrected his shortcomings and is delivering regularly effective shots and crosses to add goals and assists to his game.

His improvement has caught the eye of the division’s two dominant sides – Liverpool and Manchester City.

Traore netted and assisted as Wolves defeated the Citizens last month and all but ended their title hopes.

Pep Guardiola has been outspoken of his admiration for Adama, fueling speculation that a summer transfer could be on the cards.

Liverpool want to sign exceptional talent to improve what is already a very polished side.

The club are understood to see Adama as offering something different to what they already have in the side.

According to 90min, Blaugrana are also keen on Traore and are weighing up a summer offer of their own.

The 23-year-old came through Blaugrana’s ranks as a youngster and the pull of the club to former pupils has always proven strong.

Any club who wish to land Traore will have to meet Wolves asking price, thought to be £70 million or above.

Wolves will receive the full sum for the Spaniard as his former club Middlesborough did not insert any sell-on clause when they sold him for £18 million.

The forward has five goals and seven assists across all competitions so far this season.