Wolves have reportedly been told that they are €10m short in their valuation of a top centre-back target as they look to replace Nathan Collins and potentially Max Kilman at Molineux.
Collins has already completed a big-money switch to Brentford, once again becoming the most expensive Irish player of all time, despite the fact that he was a first-choice starter last season.
Meanwhile, rumours continue of Napoli’s interest in Kilman as they look to replace Bayern Munich-bound Kim min-Jae.
Selling both Collins and Kilman will leave Julen Lopetegui woefully short on centre-back options for the new campaign, hence the club’s move for Galatasaray’s Victor Nelsson.
Turkish reports claim that Wolves have already made a €15m offer for Nelsson during their first meeting with Galatasaray.
However, it’s claimed that the Turkish giants found the proposal to be way too low and ‘immediately turned down the offer’. They have since informed the Premier League side that a fee of €25m is needed in order for them to part company with the highly-rated 24-year-old.
Nelsson is a considered key player for Galatasaray coach Okan Buruk so, to that end, the club has decided not to consider any offers below €25m.
The report does add, however, that Wolves could still return with an improved proposal in the next few days.
Nelsson keen on making step up
As for the player himself, Nelsson has already informed his current employers that he wants to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe.
However, Wolves are not the only Premier League side showing an interest in the defender with Tottenham also rumoured to be keen.
Their new boss Ange Postecoglou appears close to completing a deal for Wolfsburg’s Micky van de Ven but also wants another centre-back on board after Spurs’ defensive troubles last season.
However, in terms of Wolves’ interest, it appears that it’s very much a case of balancing the books at Molineux this summer and it’s unclear whether they will be willing to up their offer for Nelsson at this stage.