Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa are both keen on signing Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to the Birmingham Mail. 

Porto have dropped their asking price to £26m due to financial fair play regulations.

Marega’s release clause is £35m in his contract, however the Portuguese club have had to lower their asking price due to concerns around their financial situation.

Villa’s interest in the striker hinges on their ability to progress to the Premier League.

If Steve Bruce’s side can overcome Fulham and return to the top flight then it is likely that the Villains will make an official approach for their target.

However, if Villa lose to the Cottagers then it is likely that Marega will be out of their price range and the Mali international is unlikely to want to play first team football.

Wolves have already secured their promotion to the Premier League and Nuno Espirito Santo will be looking to strengthen his squad over the course of the summer window.

The champions lacked a consistent striker that would score goals on a regular basis last campaign, with wide midfielder Diogo Jota their top scorer.

Leo Bonatini was Wolves’ highest scoring striker with 12 goals.

In 29 appearances for Porto this season, Marega hit 22 goals and has two years left on his contract with the Portuguese outfit.

The striker was a former target of both West Ham and Everton, and now is on the radar of two clubs from the Midlands.

After an impressive season, it is no suprise that Marega is a sought after man this transfer window.

He would provide goals and squad depth and would be an astute signing for either side.


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