WOLVES winger Adama Traore is reportedly at the centre of a transfer battle between Manchester City and Juventus in the race to secure his services.
The 24-year-old – who still has three years left on his contract at Molineux – is understood to have no shortage of admirers should he decide to leave.
Traore has been hugely impressive for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this campaign – chipping in with six goals and 12 assists in 47 games in all competitions.
But according to ESPN, his future at Wolves is uncertain should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.
If they do miss out on the chance to play European Cup football next term, they state that City and Juventus are ready to make a move for the Spaniard.
They claim that the two teams are leading the race to snare him away from the Midlands at the end of the season.
ESPN also add that former employers Barcelona are interested in bringing Traore back to the Nou Camp.
However due to financial restraints as a result of the coronavirus crisis, they will only make a move for Traore if he is still at Wolves next year.
Traore – born and raised in Catalonia – came through the Blaugrana’s academy where he scored one goal in four games.
After a lack of first team opportunities he made the move to Aston Villa in 2015, before linking up with Middlesbrough the following year.
It has also been reported how Manchester United have identified Traore as a possible alternative to Jadon Sancho should they fail to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward.